Gerakan wants to set up open virtual varsity

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  • Monday, 03 Feb 2003

AYER TAWAR: Gerakan president Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said the party would seek approval from the Education Ministry to set up an Open Virtual University once its consultants complete a blueprint by next month. 

Dr Lim said the draft for the establishment of the university had been prepared by a team of academicians headed by a local professor and assisted by six experts from Britain, Hong Kong and Canada. 

“They (foreign experts) will be here in two weeks’ time to finalise the details and prepare the blueprint. This university is different from others as we give emphasis on skilled workers and have a less stringent entry qualification,” he said after hosting a Chinese New Year Open House here yesterday. 

Dr Lim said it would not be a Gerakan-owned university but would be sponsored by the party with academicians running it with financial backing from corporate sponsors. 

He said the university would have its headquarters in Penang while tele-learning centres would be set up in various places. – Bernama  

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