‘Publish varsity entry rate of Indian students’


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020

Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

A COMMUNITY leader has urged the government to publish the detailed statistics of Indian students admitted to public universities and technical and vocational colleges, Makkal Osai reported.

MIC Baling branch chairman M.A. Ramasamy said several measures were announced to increase the intake of Indian students into public tertiary institutions several years ago by then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

However, he said these plans were seemingly not pursued following a change in the country’s administration in May 2018.

“The new government under Pakatan Harapan did not release the statistics for the intake of Indian students in the two years they were in power.

“The present Perikatan Nasional government should take this matter seriously and announce the number of Indian students admitted into tertiary institutions,” Ramasamy said.

He also urged the Education Ministry to initiate serious efforts to enrol more Indian students from the B40 category into polytechnic colleges.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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