MALAYSIA: Ireland offers sweetener to PhD parents

The Republic of Ireland last week agreed to offer free education to the children of Malaysian students who wish to further their studies at PhD level in the country, reports the official agency Bernama.

The agreement was reached in a memorandum of understanding signed by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Ireland's Minister of Training and Skills, Ciaran Cannon.

"Prior to this, Malaysian students taking their PhDs in the republic faced problems getting children enrolled in Irish schools. However, the relaxation by the new government of Ireland would certainly encourage more Malaysians to obtain their doctorates from the republic with the issue of children's education resolved," he told reporters.
Full report on the Bernama site