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Public Universities Initiatives Toward Revision On International Student Fees

SERDANG: 26 JULY 2019- The Malaysian Education Development Plan 2015-2025 (Higher Education) or PPPM (PT) developed by the Ministry of Education Malaysia in 2013 with the aim of making the country's education system more competitive with global trends.

 

One of the focuses outlined under this PPPM (PT) is to identify the cost per student of each Public University or CPS UA. Continuing with the identification of the CPS, it can serve as the basis for determining student fees for each Public University.

 

The Bursar Office, Universiti Putra Malaysia has taken the initiative to organize a fee synchronization  workshop vs CPS Public Universities on a need directed by the ministry to revise international student fees rates that deemed to be less competitive than fees imposed by Private Institutions of Higher Learning.

 

The workshop, attended by representatives of the Bursar Office from 20 Public Universities, was held for 2 days from July 25 to July 26, 2019 at Banquet Hall, University Putra Malaysia Teaching Hospital. "The revision of this rate is also one of the ways to increase UA income in line with the reduction in the dependence on government grant every year," said Mrs Siti Amira Shukor as the workshop's secretariat.

 

She also said that among other things that were discussed was the free educational qualification for students under the B40 group which the CPS also used as the basis for implementing this government initiative.

 

According to her, the results of the workshop will be presented to the Ministry for approval and it is expected that the new rate will be effective at the students admission by 2020 and will be implemented in stages.

Date of Input: 09/08/2019 | Updated: 09/08/2019 | aini_abd

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