Where are the boys heading?

Female power: There is a growing presence of females in local varsities and that does not exclude those in the sciences. –File photo

MALE undergraduates in our public universities may become a rare species, states a report authored by the Penang Institute. In the report unveiled last week, over half of the public institutions of higher learning (IPTAs) in Malaysia have more female students compared to males.

Researchers arrived at their conclusion based on the Gender Parity Index (GPI), which is calculated by dividing the total number of women over the number of men, rounded up to two decimals.

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