JAKARTA — Oct. 2, 2017: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) will view positively and thoroughly the decision of the Oman government to stop its students from studying at four Malaysian universities.
In reacting to the decision, Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the ministry had always given priority to the quality of education offered in Malaysia and would not compromise on this.
“We are currently investigating the issue to ensure that there is no misunderstanding… if there was a weakness, we will improve it,” he said after the opening of the Malaysian higher education exhibition here today.
A recent report in The Times of Oman said that the country’s higher education ministry is disallowing its students to study at the University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Binary University of Management & Entrepreneurship and SEGI University.
The decision by the Committee for the Recognition of Non-Omani Higher Education Institutions and the Equivalence of Educational Qualifications had made the decision due to alleged abuses by the universities, which have a total of 378 Omani students.
On the exhibition, Idris said it is aimed at luring more Indonesians to study in Malaysia as the cost is cheaper compared to that in the West.
Right now, there are 9,000 Indonesian students in Malaysia and the government hopes this to increase to 11,000 or even 20,000 next year. — Bernama