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Nation 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quest for excellence

Private institutions of higher learning offering courses in science and technology will get priority backing from the Government in the quest to turn Malaysia into a centre for regional academic excellence, said Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

New research expected

With research funding now made available, the private sector has to put the money to good use, reports GAVIN GOMEZ.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Projects pay off at Apiit

AT THE Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (Apiit), research is a priority #8211; a priority that has paid off handsomely in terms of grants and awards.

Nation 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

70% rise in number of foreign students

The number of foreign students studying in the country has increased by 70% in the past year, thanks to renewed confidence in the private education sector following the Education Ministry#8217;s I>Gempur dan Hebah /I>crackdown on errant operators.

Nation 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Several colleges to get varsity status

Several private colleges may soon be upgraded to university-colleges, with three already in the final stages of securing the much sought after status.

Education 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

New policy sees birth of more university-colleges

University-college status is the #8220;in thing#8221; now. A handful of private colleges are on the verge of getting it while several others are working towards it, reports GAVIN GOMEZ.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Curtailing short cuts to degrees

The Education Ministry is cracking down on institutions that offer students a short-cut route to degree programmes but this may prove a monumental effort.

Education 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quality education at affordable pricing

Modelled on the American system, higher education in The Philippines offers students a unique experience in a culturally diverse setting.

Nation 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt refutes allegations it has stopped giving out scholarships

The Government has refuted allegations that it has stopped scholarships for students in institutes of higher learning.

Nation 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deliberate limit on students sent abroad

The Government has 'deliberately limited' the number of students being sent abroad for higher education because it wants to turn Malaysia into a centre of education excellence for local and foreign students, said Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.