World class education opportunities up North

Malaysia’s tertiary education is world class according to the Second Education Minister Idris Jusoh. Malaysian universities are as good as those in UK, Australia and Germany in terms of quality. To back up his claim, he quoted the large number of foreign students coming to Malaysia for their tertiary education, conducted in English of course. So the quality must be good to attract foreign students to Malaysia.

The presence of foreign students is again quoted as a major factor for quality education ie world class. On this aspect, Malaysian universities would never be better than Singapore’s because the number of foreign students in the student population is much higher. Not only that, the lecturers and professors are mainly foreigners, or a large percentage, could be more than 50% in some faculties.

Malaysia needs to work harder to better its ranking if it wants to be better than Singapore by importing more foreign students and lecturers. They could also follow Singapore by giving no string attached scholarships to foreign students and pay the foreign lecturers salaries that they cannot refused. Singapore got a lot of money to spend on these foreign students and lecturers, so can Malaysia. Just throw more monies to the foreign lecturers and students and the ranking of Malaysian universities will definitely go up, like those in Singapore. And when there are more foreigners, the quality also goes up.

Singaporean students must now be eyeing a place in Malaysian universities. Malaysia just need to spend a bit more money to raise its ranking and Singaporean students would surely make a beeline to the high quality world class university education in Malaysia. And with the exchange rate so favourable, it would be an option that Singapore parents find very attractive. And Malaysia could also earn a lot of foreign exchange, increase its percentage of foreign students with Singaporean students, and thus improve the quality of education further. It would be a virtuous circus. Oops, I mean virtuous circle.

Malaysia would be happy and Singaporean students would also be happy. More foreign students and foreign lecturers equal to higher quality of education. It is a simple formula and so easy to achieve.


Anonymous said...

"Malaysia’s tertiary education is world class according to the Second Education Minister Idris Jusoh."

In a way it is also true lah, because Malaysia hosts a number of offshore campuses for many reputable western universities mah. And with that, and to protect the brand, there must of course be strict quality control lah.

And also there must be good reasons why those universities prefer Malaysia over Sinkieland in hosting their offshore campuses, tio bo?

Virgo49 said...

That's why I said- if next GE PAP still the majority in the Parliament, then have to relocate to MatLand for peace of mind.

Away from the smell of the chow ang mohs, ah neys, the pinoys and what have you!

There, better smell with Ahmads, Samies Junior, Ah Sengs, Ah Mengs and Ah Huat kopi.


Anonymous said...

Actually hor, in my office, there are a lot of engineers who graduated from Malaysia universities. And of course also from China and India universities. Few, if any, are from local ones, or even polys.

This is testimony to the good regard that my company has for these graduates. And what's more, they also perform well enough for the company to have good business and profits.

That's why it is not for nothing that PAP takes in lots of these graduates for Singapore's GDP growth and also politically safe for PAP, as long as the strongest Sinkie opposition is not ready to be govt.

Anonymous said...

Our Parliament would also be world class if more MPS and Ministers are foreigners. Tio bo?

patriot said...

I see sneers at the Claim. But, the Claim stands just like claims that I am the Best in look, ability and conduct.

You want to dispute? Go ahead as much as You want.


patriot said...

Good to see the Sneers had abated, stopped to be exact.

What would be the Responses be if I put it that Sin is under the Rule of some of the Most Talented and Incorruptible Calibres that no amount of money would be able to buy?


Anonymous said...

You are so right. Let's give them more money as a reward for their selfless leadership.