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Public universities to have high benchmark

Published by Afterschool.my on Mar 24, 2016, 12:22 pm

The government through Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) placed a high benchmark for public universities to produce excellent students.

Universiti Malaya

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the government wants the nation's educationlevel to be recognized globally, not just locally.

"This higher education goal is certainly not solely based on graduates' academic achievements only, but at the same time involves their character development as a whole."

"There should be some balance between academic achievements and character development in order to ensure the quality of the universities' final products," said Zahid.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Higher Education Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh announced the success of three public universities' subjects being listed in the world's top 50 subjects based on QS World University Ranking.

This reflects public universities' strong position, especially in engineering field.

"Our local universities have again proved that they are certainly 'soaring upwards' - which is in line with the ministry's slogan," said Idris.

Subjects listed in the QS World Ranking are Program of Development Studies by Universiti Malaya (UM) which placed 30th, Electrical and Electronic Engineering by UM ranked 37th and Chemical Engineering by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) which is in the 46th rank.

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