Feb 15, 2013

Private Colleges In Malaysia

Quantity over quality...!

Can you imagine? Based on a report from a foreign press, in Malaysia, there are 414 private colleges in various fields excluding 37 private universities, 30 private college universities, and 7 international branch campuses... I think, that's too much for a medium-population of Malaysia...


Before approving all those colleges to mushroom, government should first remember that we are not over-populated country... There are only 28million of us in Malaysia... And 3million out of 28million are immigrants... I think, that's too much if we compare to the number of private colleges in Malaysia...

Besides, there are a lot of other alternatives for us to pursue our studies... We have form 6 (STPM), matriculation college by MOE, foundation studies in public universities, etc.. So, the government should think wisely whether to give-or-not the license to the private colleges to operate their academic programmes...In every country, private college is a must in order to provide wider opportunities for the youngsters to become successful... But, with the excess of the private colleges, we are not helping the youngsters...


The reason is because, not all of the private colleges follow the qualification standard... So, the quality of the students graduated from those colleges might be very low... Then, there will be a lot of unemployed graduates and some of them might be turned down by their employers... Trust me, there are more than 1000 unemployed pilots in Malaysia graduated from aviation colleges in Malaysia... Well, I only touched the aviation colleges... There are hundreds more colleges in various fields... Hehe... 

We must remember that the term 'private' means business... So, it's very clear that all private colleges are trying to make business... In order to attract more students, the colleges will do anything to achieve their business target... Now, if one college produces a lot of graduates, society will assume that the particular college is good and trustworthy... Then, the college can make more money since a lot of students want to pursue their studies there...

It's clear that private colleges will do anything to increase their graduates... So, they will ignore the weakness of the students as long as they can produce more graduands to get people's believe... That's it...! 
Actually, that wont happen if the competition among the colleges is low... But now, the competition is very high and each everyone of them are trying to make profit.. 
They are doing business right...? What's the point of business without profit...?! That's common sense dude...!

So, the government should control the production of private colleges.. Because more colleges means higher competition among them...

Hey...! I'm not saying that all of the private colleges are not good... Some of them done really well by producing high-quality graduands and receiving a lot of awards and recognitions internationally... If you are in Taylor's College, Sunway College, KDU College, Methodist College, KBU College and other well-known colleges; I don't think you should worry about this matter...
Wait...! Am I talking about private colleges or private college universities...? Okay, I'm confused now... If you are confused, don't blame me since I'm much more confused than you... It's because the are a lot of IPTS (Private Higher Educational Institutes) in Malaysia... 

Click here to see the registered and approved private colleges by JPA & MQA...
MQA

Luckily, unemployment rate in Malaysia is still low which is 3%... I think, most of the students from those private colleges managed to pursue their studies overseas... In Malaysia, many of the companies prefer to employ fresh-graduates graduated from various countries so that there will be variety in their organization.

Well, some of them might be very rich... They can pay for the fees overseas... Or maybe they can take out a loan to pursue their studies... But, they must ensure that they can pay back afterwards... So, it's quite risky to borrow from bank unless if you borrow from government agencies like MARA or JPA, interest rate is the main reason of course...

Okay, let's forget about that...
Based on the news I received, government has stopped the opening of new private college starting from 1 Feb 2013 onwards... But, I think that's too late... Now, the government should also observe the existing colleges and try to exhort them in order to maintain their qualification standard and produce high-quality graduates... I know that is what MQA is doing but based on the statistics I received from the article I read, there are 414 colleges but there are only 251 registered colleges under MQA... That means there are still some remaining unregistered colleges...? I'm not sure whether the report is wrong or it's true that there are unregistered colleges... So, the government should start closing the unrecognized colleges in order to improve IPTS in Malaysia in terms of the quality and employability of the students...

This is what we call education system... It must be systematic enough to be labelled as one of the best in the world... The government should not only focus on the primary and secondary schools...

It's undeniable that private colleges and universities can attract foreign students, but at least we must provide them with the best and high-quality education... 

In developed countries, we noticed that even the private institutions are as competitive as public institutions... When there are too many private universities and colleges, people will start to look down onto the graduates from private university and college... Seriously, I don't want all that to happen in Malaysia... 

Actually, I got this news from a foreign press and as Malaysian, I felt embarrassed after reading the article...  So, I brace myself to write this post so that this issue will be solved... I want quality over quantity...!

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