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Nation 14 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Varsities identify 599 academics

Public universities identified 599 for academic staff positions over a three-day recruitment fair organised by the Higher Education Ministry at KL Sentral last month.

Education 06 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

A longer wait

The delay in setting up the Malaysian Qualifications Agency has not slowed down the accreditation process of academic programmes.

Education 04 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sharing standards

Accreditation means quality assurance, but this can only fully come about when institutions are prepared to share standards and benchmark against international qualifications.

Education 04 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Global students

Internationalisation, she stressed, is a necessary element in all education systems, and student and academic exchange is generally acknowledged as the basis for friendship, mutual respect and understanding between countries.

Lifestyle 29 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Madam VCs

History was made when Malaysia's top two public universities installed women Vice-Chancellors. In May, Datuk Rafiah Salim took over from Prof Datuk Dr Hashim Yaacob as Universiti Malaya's (UM) VC, the first woman to head the country's premier university in 57 years.

Nation 19 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Full credit for registration

The move by the National Accreditation Board (LAN) requiring Malaysians with doctorates to register with the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) has been welcomed by academics.

Nation 17 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Doctorate holders must join MQA

Malaysians with doctorates (PhD) will soon be required to register with the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), a senior government official said.

Nation 06 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Giving more authority to name

The Higher Education Ministry will consider the suggestion by the Backbenchers Club to change the name of the proposed Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to (Malaysian Qualifications) Authority.

Education 05 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Harder to default on repayment

Once the proposed amendments to the existing National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) Act 1996 are passed, borrowers will find it harder to get away from their repayments.

Education 22 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Faster approval for new courses

A private institution of higher learning (IPTS) intending to introduce a new programme will soon be able to get 'specialised' assistance to speed up the application process.