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Published by Afterschool.my on Jun 07, 2021, 03:15 pm
The common negative perception that revolves around private university (IPTS) and studying in private universities (IPTS) is that you are not competent enough. To this day, you can still hear people saying that studying in private universities (IPTS) means you didn’t perform well enough in your public exams and that you have failed UPU due to high competition. This is not true and there are many other reasons why students often prefer to enrol themselves in private universities.
Here are the primary reasons why most students opt to further their studies in private university
Yes, no doubt, fees are expensive, but is it true that private universities are all about making profits? Only people who are less ingenious would claim that private universities are all about profit. Did you know that the fees at public universities (IPTA) are partly funded by the government ? If there is no education subsidy, the total cost of study for the field offered is the same.
Some of you may get easily deceived by the cheap tuition fee offered in some private universities that is ceases you from thinking about the potential of the course taken after graduation. Where will it lead you to and are there any prospective employers who would be interested to hire you? Will the education be meaningful enough to help you grow to your full potential? Hence, it is crucial that you make a proper judgment and think of the long term before you select a university.
Tips for Choosing the Right Private University (IPTS)
The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) recently revealed that many students have been scammed to studying unaccredited courses by authorized recruiting agents. This syndicate is lead by authorized agents that are appointed by the higher education institutions, and they offer students unaccredited courses in order to gain more profit. To make sure that you don’t make a mistake when selecting a private university, here is a checklist that you must know before making such important decisions:
All the above recommendations are tips issued by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. The Department of Higher Education also recommends that students examine the following to choose the most suitable IPTS:
We hope that this article will to some extent prevent you from being cheated by any irresponsible IPTS. Make sure that it is worth the educational investment made.