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Sumber: Dikongsi oleh Prof Madya Dr Razali Hassan, UTHM
WITH the year fast drawing to a close, Higher ED looks back at the highlights and events that have shaped and influenced the tertiary education space.
This year, Malaysia took great strides to provide inclusivity and quality education to various levels of the society.
Increased pathways were created for access into education at various higher education institutions (HEIs). There was a keen focus on making tertiary education provide graduates with relevant skills and knowledge that would fit both industry demands and society needs as well as push further the pursuit of knowledge.
These were all drawn up via a clear framework stipulated in the Education Minister’s 2019 Mandate that was unveiled in January where four key directions were cited for higher education ― quality, autonomy, collaboration and internationalisation ― that aimed to bring back credibility to universities.
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik advocated increasing the visibility of academics’ works and nurturing a discourse culture in universities to solve society’s problems and develop the nation as a means to achieve quality higher education.
Ethics and integrity were given emphasis where university publication should reflect the mastery of academicians and be regarded as universal references.
The quality of research grants should be increased to ensure knowledge transfer and translation of great works.
Maszlee announced that student empowerment woud be emphasised through efforts like the abolition of Section 15(1)(c) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.
Students’ Unions would be established to increase students’ decision-making roles. International Islamic University Malaysia was selected as the first university to be the pioneer.
In preparing students to become society’s troubleshooters, *universities must create collaborations with various parties, such as schools, polytechnics and vocational colleges.
To help local communities, public universities could provide training to improve the quality of the teaching and learning process in schools.
To make Malaysia an international education hub, Maszlee said there must be an increase in international students and local universities must establish more campuses abroad through the satellite university method.
For Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the ministry would continue to improve its institutional capabilities to be on par with other educational pathways.
A harmonised accreditation system with quality assurance would be established to enable student mobility in TVET institutions.
The quality and delivery of TVET programmes would be increased to improve the skills of graduates through an industry-led approach, removing duplication of programmes and resources, increasing cost effectiveness and expanding TVET funding.
HAPPENINGS in the tertiary education gradually ramped up from early March prior to the release of SPM and STPM results.
Plans on access, wider pathways for furthering education, autonomy and quality education were generally made good on as the year progressed.
The Education Ministry announced special pathways to public universities for four groups, namely, people with disabilities, athletes, Orang Asli and those in the B40 group in early March.
Students from these priority groups do not have to compete with the mainstream group to pursue their tertiary studies.
In line with the ministry’s Education for All concept, this initiative follows in the footsteps of developed countries in prioritising the admission of athletes into varsities.
Some 51,191 students from B40 group benefited from the special routes to public universities and special training institutes, of which 32,282 made it into public universities.
Also in March, Universiti Malaya made history when its campus election became the first in 50 years to be independently run by students.
It is a testament to students’ capability to uphold democracy and be responsible citizens.
The electoral process was organised by the Campus Election Committee 2019 comprising 19 student leaders who were given the mandate by UM’s vice-chancellor last year with full autonomy.
Improvisations were carried out to benefit students such as coalitions were allowed to be formed and contest under one logo.
The election was conducted in the second semester to familiarise new students with the university environment and their student leaders.
PROGRESS ON UEC
Decision on whether to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) continues to be a hot issue.
On April 3, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that only the government could make the decision to recognise the UEC.
The UEC is the unified examination for Independent Chinese Secondary Schools which does not follow the national education system.
The Unified Examination Certificate Task Force, an independent three-man panel appointed by Education Ministry in 2018, updated the NST that it was actively gathering views on this matter from various stakeholders, individuals and entities including associations, political parties, scholars and parents.
As of last month, the task force was reported to be in the midst of finalising the report.
MORE SEATS FOR MATRICULATION
In April, the Education Ministry announced that it was increasing the student intake into the matriculation programme to 40,000 from the present 25,000.
While the quota system, which allocates 90 per cent of seats to Bumiputeras continue to be in place, seats for non-Bumiputeras increased proportionally to 4,000.
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the system is in line with the matriculation programme’s vision to encourage more Bumiputera’s involvement in the sciences.
HEIGHTENED FOCUS ON TVET
To formulate more relevant policies to implement the TVET agenda according to industry needs, the TVET Empowerment Committee named Maszlee chairperson in May.
Twenty Malaysian universities were featured in the QS World University Rankings 2020 released in June.
Produced by global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds, the list ranks the world’s top 1000 universities.
In its second consecutive year in the top 100, Universiti Malaya made Malaysia proud by climbing up to the 70th position from 87th globally.
In the 200 rank are Universiti Putra Malaysia ― from 202 to 159; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ― 184 to 160; and Universiti Sains Malaysia ― from 207 to 165.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia climbed from 228 to 217.
UCSI University went from 481 to 442, the highest for a private university in the country.
According to Quacquarelli Symonds, Malaysia’s progressive performance was due to improving results in two key surveys ― Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation.
However, Malaysian universities’ research impact has room for improvement. Only five of Malaysia’s 20 entrants improved their performance in Quacquarelli Symonds’ Citations per Faculty indicator.
The Education Ministry announced that a new Act would be created to abolish and replace several higher education-related Acts, including the Universities and University Colleges (AUKU) Act 1971 and Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555).
According to the ministry, the move was aimed at having a more efficient and sustainable governance and financing structure in efforts to support universities’ academic freedom and autonomy.
Chaired by Maszlee, a meeting was held on June 22 to discuss the policy framework and findings of studies by independent academic researchers.
The abolition of the Acts was in line with the government’s promise to bring back credibility to local universities.
ALTERNATIVE POSTGRAD PATHWAYS
In July, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency revealed that there would soon be alternative pathways to provide opportunities for working adults and undergraduates to have a PhD qualification.
MQA chief executive officer Datuk Dr Rahmah Mohamed said the agency was carrying out an implementation study of the next phase of the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) programme where work experience could be translated into a masters or doctoral degree, or speed up the process of getting a PhD.
Defined as a systematic process involving identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning, the programme thus far has created access to certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree study programmes to individuals with working experience but lack or are without proper academic qualifications.
MQA targeted to introduce APEL T-8 and APEL Q next year that would give access to PhD level qualifications. APEL T-8 is an extension of APEL A, which provides higher education opportunities based on a person’s working experience.
APEL Q awards master’s and doctoral level academic qualifications without class attendance.
The purpose of the various initiatives is to ensure there is a growth in the number of postgraduate degree holders, in line with the country’s aspiration of becoming a high-income nation.
In September, the Higher Education department shared that it had instructed all universities to identify and reshape their academic programmes to enhance students’ job opportunities and be in line with industry needs.
This led to a confusion among students currently pursuing certain courses and their parents were particularly anxious about the status of the said programmes that would no longer be offered by public universities in the country.
The then Higher Education department director general Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir highlighted that the idea behind the move was essentially to revise strategically and systematically courses currently offered at universities to keep abreast of change and market developments or risk stagnation.
To level up human capital in the country, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, when tabling Budget 2020 in Parliament in October, announced an allocation of RM64.1 billion in 2020 for education ― reflecting the government’s commitment to provide quality education at different stages of life for the rakyat.
From the sum, a whopping RM5.9 billion is dedicated to mainstreaming TVET which include, among others, funding to strengthen the synergies between the public and private sectors through increased allocation for State Skills Development Centres and Public Skills Training Institutions as well as expanding pathways for TVET graduates to pursue further studies and secure jobs.
To encourage adult learning, Lim said the Employees Provident Fund will be allowed to facilitate the withdrawal for qualifications attained at certificate level, especially for accredited programmes that are in line with the nation’s IR4.0 aspirations.
The withdrawal scheme will include members’ parents and spouse.
A RM20 million allocation will be made available to be matched by another RM20 million from the Human Resource Development Fund towards having working adults take up professional certification examinations in fields relating to IR4.0.
Emphasis on learning opportunities under MARA and Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera for low-income and rural bumiputeras through education institutions such as Kolej GIATMARA and Universiti Kuala Lumpur will be continued with an allocation of RM1.3 billion for education institutions under MARA for 2020, with a further RM2 billion allocated for student loans, benefiting 50,000 students. In addition, RM192 million is also allocated for professional certification programmes under Yayasan Peneraju.
To drive economic growth in the digital era, the government encourages the provision of technology scholarships, training and upskilling for digital skills for communities in need through the concept of Digital Social Responsibility (DSR).
DSR is the commitment by businesses to contribute to digital economic development while improving the digital skills of the future workforce.
Enhancing the research and development framework was also cited as a key strategy to drive economic growth in the new economy.
For that, Lim announced that the government will allocate RM30 million for R&D matching grants for collaborations with industry and academia to develop higher value-added downstream use of palm oil, specifically tocotrienol in pharmaceuticals and bio-jet fuel.
“To promote commercialisation of R&D from the public sector, research universities, beginning with UM, will establish a one-stop Innovation Office to transform intellectual property into commercially exploitable opportunities,” said Lim.
In November, the Education Ministry announced the replacement of the science/arts streaming system in upper secondary into a system where students can choose from 89 elective subjects grouped in two packages: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and Arts and Humanities under the new Secondary Schools’ Standard Curriculum (Upper Secondary) or KSSM Menengah Atas.
This will give students a taste of what they might pursue at tertiary education level and maybe even get a headstart in their desired future careers.
In a briefing, Education Ministry deputy director-general (policies and development) Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim advised students to pick their subjects wisely because it paves the way for their future.
She added that the students can change subjects midway through schooling but noted that it will not be an easy feat because there will be a lot of catching up to do.
The executive URise program (Professional Diploma & Executive Bachelor):
1. Acts as a bridging program to matriculate TVET/SKM/DKM graduates to university. 2. Provides an opportunity for TVET/SKM/DKM graduates to enhance career, especially to managerial position with better leadership skills. 3. Elevates social status of TVET/SKM/DKM graduates and experienced skills personnels.
Untuk masuk KV, pastikan pelajar tu BETUL2 minat dan betul2 rajin. Bukan ikut kawan.
Di KV, ramai pelajar yg kecundang tengah jalan sebab tak minat dan tak rajin. Sebab:
1. Bila tak minat, jadi malas. 2. Bila malas, kerja x siap dan bertangguh, serta tak boleh nak catch up. 3. Bila kerja x siap, markah PB (Pentaksiran Berterusan, 70% utk matapelajaran vokasional, 30% utk matapelajaran akademik) rendah. Bila tak mencapai tahap minimum, gagal PB. Gagal PB, sia2 je dtg exam akhir, sebab pointer akan gagal jugak.
Pelajar KV bukan automatik dapat diploma. Diorg kena lalui 2 tahun sebagai pelajar SVM (pradiploma atau pelajar sijil), bila lulus dengan minimum 3 kredit (2 kredit Vokasional, 1 kredit lg lulus BM setara SPM), baru ditawarkan ke peringkat DVM (Diploma).
Itu pun, bergantung pada prasyarat program. Ada program yg pelajar wajib lulus Matematik, ada yg wajib lulus BI, baru ditawarkan ke DVM. Da diorg wajib lulus satu kursus khas bernama Core Abilities (CA).
Bermakna utk layak ke DVM, wajib: Lulus matapelajaran vokasional minimum 2 sem (1 sem = 1 kredit) Lulus BM setara SPM Lulus CA Pointer minimum 2.67 Vokasional n 2.00 akademik.
Utk yg nak tau ttg sistem pembelajaran di KV, ok begini.
Pelajar sijil wajib menghadiri sesi PDPC dari jam 8-5 (rehat jam 1), manakala pelajar diploma, jadualnya agak relax kebanyakannya paling lewat akan habis kelas jam 4. Tp ni pun bergantung pada program. Sb setiap program, tak sama jam kredit. Pelajar masih ambil matapelajaran akademik:
Untuk SVM: BM (setara SPM) Sejarah (setara SPM) BI Maths (Teknologi atau Sosial, bergantung pada program) Sains (Teknologi atau Sosial, bergantung pada program) Agama/Moral PJ Core Abilities (mcm pelajar SKM di ILP)
Untuk DVM: Pengajian Am Bahasa Komunikasi (Arab/Mandarin) Matematik (bergantung pada program) Sains (bergantung pada program) BI Dan beberapa matapelajaran lg bergantung pada program yg diambil.
Tapi kena tahu juga, yg SEMUA pelajar DIWAJIBKAN untuk terlibat dlm SEMUA aktiviti kolej, tanpa mengira SVM atau DVM. Yuran PIBG, dan asrama pun tiada perbezaan utk pelajar SVM atau DVM.
Kurikulum di KV tak sama dengan SMK. Kami tak guna buku teks sekolah, melainkan BM n Sejarah. Contohnya Akaun, pelajar bukan diajar prisip, tp pelajar terus didedahkan dgn cara utk buat kitaran perakaunan terus. Daripada proses kutip dokumen (pelajar akan pegang dokumen), pemfailan, hinggalah tutup akaun. Dan di peringkat diploma, pelajar akan belajar cara mengaudit akaun yg diorg dh buat tu.
Pelajar KV jugak kena sangat2 rajin. Sebab mcm sy sebut kat atas, diorg ada PB. PB ni diuji dlm kelas, amali n teori. Soalan2 yg digubal dipantau oleh pegawai dari Lembaga Peperiksaan sendiri dari semasa ke semasa. Jd tiada alasan kata KV tak diiktiraf. Pelajar yg kerap tak hadir, akan ketinggalan banyak benda, terutamanya ujian PB. Bila tertinggal, maka gagallah dia.
DVM pulak, syarat2 mcm dekat UA applied di sini. Cthnya kehadiran minimum 80%. Lulus LI. Dan sebagainya.
Selain dari tu, kena tau juga, walaupun pelajar KV dah boleh masuk IPTA, tp sasaran KV adalah utk menghasilkan 70% graduan BEKERJA, bukan utk sambung degree terus. Kalau nak sambung study, kami akan sarankan pelajar utk sambung SKM 4 n 5 berbanding degree, sebab degree lebih kepada teori, berbanding SKM, kurikulumnya lebih sepadan dengan pelajar KV.
Pelajar KV TIADA SPM. Tapi mereka WAJIB ambil BM dan Sejarah Setara SPM yg mana, dua subjek ni boleh digunapakai utk pelajar KV memohon utk bekerja dlm sektor awam menggantikan SPM (ada pekelilingnya). Yg ni, pelajar KV ramai ambil mudah. Sangat ramai pelajar KV gagal dlm dua matapelajaran ni, secara tak langsung, menggagalkan mereka dari sambung ke peringkat DVM jugak.
Tp untuk makluman jugak, SEMUA soalan Penilaian Akhir (final exam) yg diadakan pada setiap hujung semester, adalah dikelola oleh Lembaga Peperiksaan sendiri. Penggubal soalan dan Pemeriksa adalah yg pegawai dilantik oleh LP. Bukan cikgu sendiri yg buat soalan. Even result pelajar pun dikeluarkan oleh LP. Bukan bawah kolej. Yg menentukan pelajar lulus atau gagal, layak ke peringkat DVM pun, LP. Kolej tiada kuasa dlm bab ni.
(Please refer to latest update by KPM. According to some KV teachers, students now can continue their studies in IPTA).
Sumber: Dikongsi oleh seorang guru KV di FB Sila rujuk dengan Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia untuk maklumat lanjut dan terkini untuk segala pertanyaan tentang KV sebab min bukan pakar dalam sektor ni ya.
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (Unirazak) is looking to offer new programmes to cater for the needs of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (4IR).
Vice-Chancellor Professor Datin Dr Samsinar Md Sidin said it would introduce the new programmes to ensure that students were prepared for the industry’s demands.
She hoped that Unirazak would be the first private university to cater for the 4IR.
“We will offer programmes that prepare our graduates to be a future-ready generation, hence we are looking not just within Malaysia but also to what is happening around the world.
“It is not just about programmes, but also the teaching and learning techniques, as well as skills.
“In order to achieve that, we have to be dynamic in terms of how we do things and I hope Unirazak would be able to do that for their students, as well as for the nation,” she said at the university’s 19th convocation here.
A total of 215 graduates from faculties of Bank Rakyat School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Tun Abdul Razak School of Government and Graduate School of Business received their graduation scrolls.
The ceremony was officiated by Chancellor Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, who presented the scrolls to the graduates.
When asked if the university was prepared to embrace the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics programme, Samsinar said Unirazak was working closely with industries to obtain new content to include in its curriculum.
“We want these industry experts to come and teach our students as they are willing to learn beyond their programmes.”
Ahmad Sarji, in his speech, said the Fourth Industrial Revolution had been changing the world. He said Artificial intelligence, robotics, Big Data and the Internet of Things would collectively impact jobs and industries in the future.
“Unirazak has developed an Education 4.0 experience for students through the Unirazak Online Experience, better known as UROX, that rides on the Canvas System.
“This was introduced this year to all students and faculty members with the objective to expand teaching and learning at the university,” he said.
Comment: Do you know that Unirazak would soon have an URise program offering Professional Diploma in Industrial Management (ProDip) & Executive Bachelor in Industrial Management (EBIM) that’s been created specially for TVET graduates? It aims to: 1) Bridge TVET graduates to an MQA accredited Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree 2) Advance TVET graduates in their career with a Bachelor’s Degree, where most do not have a chance if they don’t have SPM with 3 credits, MQA Diploma or Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM). 3) Elevate TVET graduates’ social status.
KOTA KINABALU: The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between KKYS Sdn Bhd and Portland Arena Sdn Bhd was in line with the State Government’s aims to strengthen Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the State.According to Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Sepanggar MP, Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman, the MOU was also in line with the needs of the State’s industry.“This is so that students that graduates of KKYS will have jobs in industry waiting for them. These programmes for electrical, welding and others are what is required and in demand from the State’s industry.“The modular construction that is being brought over by Portand Arena is also a new thing in Malaysia. So I am sure that with the cooperation between KKYS and Portland Arena, it will be profitable not only for KKYS but also the State.”
Mohd Azis said he was made to understand that Sabah will be the first state (that the programme is being held in) and if the programme is successful, Portland Arena will open up a factory for manufacturing their (modular construction building) products in Sabah.“The demand is there for these products and even for Petronas, its Mesra shops are using the same products. Even police stations, including one in Port Dickson, is also using the same product.“So it is something new in Malaysia. We know the government is facing financial problems, and if we were to use the conventional way of making buildings, it would cost more and take more time. “But with this product, it is cheaper, faster and IBS compliant. So it is in line with what is required by the government and in line with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s goal of strengthening TVET at the State level.
“So it is a good move by KTYS to venture into this field. I am quite sure that it will be beneficial for the students as well. I was made to understand that even Portland Arena is prepared to employ these students when they graduate to work in their factories. So it’s a good deal for KKYS as their students are guaranteed jobs,” he said. The MOU was signed by Portland Arena Sdn Bhd Group Managing Director Dato Izz Mika’il Abdullah and KTYS Chief Executive Terrence Chee and witnessed by Mohd Azis at KTYS City Campus, Sembulan, Monday.It marks the cooperation between both parties to strengthen KTYS’s academic and technical programmes, particularly its JPK Certificate and Diploma in Building Construction.The collaboration would see Portland Arena as the technical advisor to develop and enhance the building and construction, welding, electrical and air conditioning programmes in KTYS as well as partner in the development and implementation of the Modular Construction. The strategic partnership shall also provide the platform for internship and training placement for KTYS students with Portland Arena.
Comment: This is a collaboration in technical training. ISE Education Sdn Bhd has also recently inked an MOU with University Tun Abdul Razak (URise program) to provide TVET graduates (SKM holders) an opportunity to rise up to management level with industry relevant modules & qualifications. You may visit and fill up the form here to express your interest.