Napei lauds stimulus package

THE National Association of Private Educational Institutions (Napei) welcomes the incentives provided for the education industry under the newly-unveiled economic stimulus package but hopes more can be done. 

Its president Dr Mohd Thalha Alithamby said the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 should also be amended to allow foreign postgraduate students to work in the country.  

On the plan for the education ministry to establish promotion offices in Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam to disseminate information on education in Malaysia, Dr Mohd Thalha said this is a good idea. 

''However we hope the offices set up in those countries would reach out to students in surrounding areas too.  

For example, if the office is in China, Napei hopes it will also reach out to students in Central Asia, such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan,'' he said, adding that there are over 30,000 foreign students in Malaysia. 

On the proposal to amend the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 to exempt international students from taking compulsory subjects, he said this is a welcome move. Foreign students have to pass Bahasa Malaysia and Malaysian Studies in order to get their degree. 

He also welcomed the plan to allow foreign students to bring their families into the country. – BY KAREN CHAPMAN 

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