Support for moratorium on new private universities

The decision by the Higher Education Ministry to extend the moratorium on the setting up of new private colleges and universities has received the support of private higher education institutions, writes Naim Zulkifli for New Straits Times.

Taylor’s University Vice-chancellor and President Professor Michael Driscoll said the decision was sensible as there was an excessive supply in the higher education sector.

“There are over 400 private colleges and over 100 private universities and university colleges in Malaysia… Under these circumstances, there is significant risk that some colleges and universities could fail financially, especially those which are too small to be sustainable, impacting the student makeup of those institutions seriously,” he told the New Straits Times.
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