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Online studies at University (IPT) till end of 2020

PdP
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KUALA LUMPUR: All institutions of higher learning (IPT) are to conduct teaching and learning activities (PdP – Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran) online until Dec 31, although certain students will be allowed to be on campus.

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The Higher Education Ministry in a statement today said all face-to-face PdP activities were not allowed but exemptions would be given to five categories of students to return to their campuses in stages.

Postgraduate research students in public universities (IPTA) and private higher learning institutions (IPTS) are now allowed to return to campuses, although this is only for those who are required to be there (eg design studio, workshop, laboratory) or requiring special equipment to conduct research.

Students in the remaining four categories are allowed to resume their PdP, subject to the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to be lifted.

They are:

  • i. Special needs students in the Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) programmes at Polytechnics and Community Colleges who require a face-to-face learning platform to complete the PdP process. As early as Aug 1.
  • ii. Final year/semester students without a conducive environment or access to equipment for online classes as early as July 1.
  • iii. Final year/semester certificate, diploma and degree students who need to conduct clinical and practical work or require special equipment. This category of students is allowed to carry out the PdP in their respective campuses as early as July 1.
  • iv. All new intake students under the 2020/21 academic session at all public (IPTA) and private universities (IPTS), Polytechnics and Community Colleges for the certificate, foundation and diploma entry-levels involving Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers. It also involves Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders who will be entering first degree programmes. The students in this category will restart their PdP based on the schedule below:

a. Certificate and diploma-level students at polytechnics and community colleges will begin on July 1.

b.Foundation, certificate, diploma and bachelors degree students from IPTS will begin on July 1.

c. Foundation and diploma students in public universities will be allowed as early as Aug 1.

d. Bachelors degree and post-graduate research students in public and private universities (IPTA & IPTS) will only be as early as Oct 1.

All academic activities which are to resume in campuses must comply to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) which have been enforced by the authorities.

Comment: Now we would be closely watching and waiting for Department of Skills Development to announce when can all the public & private TVET/JPK Accredited centres resume their classes in the centre.

Update: Department of Skills Development (DSD) has finally come out with their circular with regards to PdP@P&P on 29/5/20. Read more here.

Kementerian tutup pusat tauliah swasta?

Tutup Pusat Tauliah Swasta
IPOH – Kementerian Sumber Manusia dilihat seolah-oleh mahu menutup semua pusat latihan kemahiran bertauliah swasta @ tutup pusat tauliah swasta dengan memberikan pelbagai tekanan kepada pengusahanya.

Pengerusi Gabungan Institut Latihan Kemahiran Swasta Bumiputera (GILBKS), Nordin Abdul Malek berkata, dianggarkan sebanyak 600 pusat latihan ini bakal gulung tikar selepas kementerian mengenakan pelbagai syarat baharu yang ketat.

Menurutnya, malah ada peraturan yang ditetapkan itu langsung tidak masuk akal.

“Sejak PH memerintah, terdapat banyak pekeliling bersifat tidak mesra perniagaan dengan mengeluarkan pelbagai pekeliling yang merumitkan lagi perjalanan latihan seperti penamatan program lulus bersyarat mulai Januari 2019 dan pembekuan permohonan penyedia latihan pegawai pengajar vokasional (VTO) yang boleh menjejaskan usaha pusat latihan untuk mematuhi pentauliahan Pusat Bertauliah Swasta (PBS).

“Terbaharu pula, Perbadanan Tabung Pembangunan Kemahiran (PTPK) mengenakan syarat tambahan yang dianggap tidak munasabah iaitu mewajibkan semua PBS mendapatkan surat jaminan majikan bagi setiap pelatih untuk mendapat pekerjaan sebaik sahaja tamat latihan,” katanya dalam kenyataan media kepada Sinar Harian.

Beliau berkata, banyak pihak melihat arahan itu pelik kerana tiada negara di dunia yang meminta institusi pendidikan untuk menyediakan dokumen jaminan pekerjaan daripada majikan kepada pelajar mereka.

Nordin berkata, GILKSB turut menerima rungutan daripada PBS dan pihak-pihak berkepentingan bahawa dana Perbadanan Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) gagal berfungsi sehingga menjejaskan pelbagai bayaran berkaitan.

Malah katanya, pengagihan kuota pinjaman pelatih baru-baru ini menimbulkan persoalan kerana kegagalan kementerian sendiri untuk merancang latihan mengikut sektor yang berpotensi tinggi seperti penerbangan, pertanian dan automasi gagal dibiayai kerana isu-isu bersifat birokrasi.

“Kerajaan harus ingat bahawa usaha menutup 600 PBS ini akan menyebabkan akses latihan semakin menguncup kerana tidak semua keperluan latihan mampu dilaksanakan sendiri oleh kerajaan.

“Malah negara kehilangan tenaga perkhidmatan kemahiran sektor swasta seperti tenaga pengajar berkemahiran dan berpengalaman, peluang pekerjaan kepada puluhan ribu pekerja sektor PBS serta impak nilai ekonomi berganda, kesan kewujudan sesebuah PBS di sesuatu kawasan,” katanya.

Nordin berkata, pihaknya berpandangan kelemahan itu berpunca daripada  kepimpinan kementerian yang tidak berpengalaman dalam bidang berkaitan dan tidak mesra pelanggan.

Katanya, sehingga kini tiada pertemuan serius diadakan antara persatuan-persatuan dan pemilik-pemilik PBS dengan menteri, mahupun timbalan menteri.

Beliau berkata, pihaknya akan menggerakkan usaha menyedarkan semua pihak terhadap kepincangan pelaksanaan pendidikan kemahiran dan vokasional (TVET) dari peringkat sekolah, PBS hinggalah peringkat IPT bersama-sama gabungan persatuan-persatuan berkaitan seluruh negara supaya isu-isu TVET yang semakin parah diselesaikan segera.

Sumber: Sinar Harian, Nasional – 13/9/18

Komen: Apa pendapat anda? Adakah Kementerian Sumber Manusia betul-betul berniat untuk tutup pusat tauliah swasta?

Varsity CGPA to consist of academic, co-curricular activities

A picture of Malaysia’s oldest university, Universiti Malaya. The Education Ministry will now include students’ involvement in co-curricular activities into their cumulative grade point average, or CGPA. – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 14, 2015.A picture of Malaysia’s oldest university, Universiti Malaya.

The Education Ministry will now include students’ involvement in co-curricular activities into their cumulative grade point average, or CGPA. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of students at institutions of higher learning (IPT) will no longer be based solely on academic achievement as it will include their involvement in co-curricular activities as well.

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said this would be implemented under the 2015-2025 Malaysian Education Blueprint – Higher Education (PPPM-PT) which would see the ministry’s intention to implement the integrated CGPA.

Through the initiative, CGPA will no longer be based on academic achievement alone and it will take into consideration, involvement in co-curricular, community and voluntary, skill and leadership activities.

“Presently, students who obtain all As in academic performance will obtain a CGPA of 4 or four flat but under the integrated CGPA, the student needs to be excellent on the overall to obtain four flat,” he told reporters after a briefing on PPPM-PT recently.He said the new CGPA would be implemented in the first shift of the PPPM-PT to produce enterprising, holistic and balanced graduates.

Discussions on the matter, he said, were being carried out at public universities and it might take some time before the new CGPA was implemented.

A PPPM-PT briefing for senior editors of the electronic and print media was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also education minister.

The briefing was held in view of its launch scheduled on April 7, by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Idris said the new plan would also continue to empower technical, vocational, education and training (TVET) as a premier choice.

He said the initiative on TVET programme was to provide diversity in education through vocational colleges, polytechnics and community colleges, as well as the four technical universities in the country.

“The objective of making TVET as a choice began during the launch of the transformation of vocational education in 2012, and it will continue to be enhanced as the community starts to accept TVET.

“TVET is seen as viable alternative to produce good graduates with certificate or diploma qualifications and obtain high-paying jobs,” he said.

He said TVET and co-curricular activities based on industry needs would make programme graduates more sought after by the industries.

PPPM-PT is a continuation of the School Sector PPPM and the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN).

The new plan encompasses 10 shifts on enterprising, holistic, balanced graduates, higher education talent excellence, lifelong learning community and quality TVET graduates.

The six other shifts are financial sustainability, empowering governance, enhancement of ecosystem innovation, renowned system at global level; global online learning and delivery of higher education for transformation.

The plan has been translated into 100 initiatives in three waves, namely the first wave for 2013-2015, second wave from 2016 to 2020 and the third wave from 2021 to 2025. – Bernama, March 14, 2015

 

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