Ministry of Higher Education urge Students to take up Technical courses
Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 05, 2012, 05:48 am
- The Ministry of Higher Education is targetting to get more students to pursue studies at the country's four public technical universities.
- Its Deputy Minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, said the ministry was satisfied with the response received so far.
- For the 2012/2013 academic session, which begins this month, 8,000 students have been offered places at the four universities, namely Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Malaysia Perlis and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).
- "Overall, we are satisfied with the enrolment of students at the universities and we hope, in future, there will be more students in line with the government's efforts to enhance technical education," he told reporters after opening a programme for new students at the UTeM main campus in Durian Tunggal here.
- Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is critical, and the 10th Malaysia Plan (MP) emphasises this.
- Saifuddin said that UTeM had produced more than 10,000 graduates since its establishment in December 2000 and about 75% of them were able to secure jobs within six months of graduation.