Friday February 22, 2013
Six private institutions of higher learning under review
PUTRAJAYA: The running and performance of six private institutions of higher learning in the country are under review following public complaints.
The review will include inspections on the institutions’ administration, programmes and services offered.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said six other private universities (IPTS) were also waiting to be inspected.
“There is no fixed period on how long the inspections will be carried out on the IPTS involved,” he told reporters here yesterday.
The review, which started this month, will be conducted by a committee made up of representatives from public institutions of higher learning and IPTS.
The IPTS were selected based on weaknesses or complaints received from the public regarding the service, administration and performance, while some were picked randomly.
Earlier, Mohamed Khaled witnessed a concession agreement for the building of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Rembau campus in Negri Sembilan between UiTM and Konsesi Kota Permatamas Sdn Bhd, a contract valued at RM230mil.
He said the 32.37ha campus situated 14km from Rembau would house the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, the Faculty of Business Management and the Faculty of Information Studies.
“Construction of the campus is expected to begin next September and be completed in September 2016, to accommodate 3,000 students in the faculties and about 1,500 students in hostel facilities,” he added. — Bernama