Friday, June 4, 2010


IPOH: Mara will only provide scholarships to students who secured places in top foreign universities or colleges, equivalent to Cambridge and Oxford universities in the United Kingdom or Harvard University in the United States from next year.
Currently, it offers scholarships to students pursuing courses at other higher institutions of learning overseas.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said the move was to promote local universities which also offered courses and facilities at par with their foreign counterparts.

This was discussed in the cabinet meeting and it will be implemented next year," he said.
"Some of our universities such as Universiti Malaya are at par with many foreign universities. We should take advantage of our own resources before turning to foreign universities," he said after visiting University Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak ( yesterday.

"Why waste funds by sponsoring expensive foreign education that eventually produces the same quality as our own local graduates?"
Source: NST

As far as I concerned, Mara wants to cut down the number students sent to overseas. Some people see it as a good news but I don't think so. What say you?


Afiq Khalid said...

it s a good thing for those who didn`t target oversea as their place to study...
but as a person currently thinking to surviving abroad, i believe it is not a good thing(at least for me)..
but still, this thing may be a fortune to many students in our country..
so, i say it is subjective, depending what type of person u r n definitely, this is an interesting subject to b discussed...

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