Shorter wait for twinning course conversion

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  • Sunday, 13 Mar 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: Private higher education institutions (PHEIs) can now apply to convert their 2+1 courses to 3+0 programmes after running them for just three years. 

The Higher Education Ministry's deputy director-general of private education Alimuddin Mohd Dom said the main condition PHEIs must meet before applying for the change was to have full accreditation for their 2+1 courses from the National Accreditation Board. 

He also hoped institutions conducting twinning programmes with foreign universities would offer the original curriculum of the partner universities as required by the ministry. 

“This is to guarantee the quality of the programmes offered,” he told reporters yesterday after the signing of an agreement between Inti College and the University of Adelaide, Australia, for a new 2+1 commerce programme at a hotel here. 

Previously, the institutions could only apply for the conversion after a five-year waiting period. 

In line with the Government’s goal of making Malaysia a centre of educational excellence, Alimuddin added, the ministry hopes that more PHEIs would set up twinning programmes with prestigious universities abroad. 

He said PHEIs were encouraged to look to renowned universities for twinning programme partners.  

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