Vocational College Graduates Have Opportunity To Pursue Tertiary Education – MOE

LABUAN, Sept 29 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has assured vocational college graduates that they will have the opportunity to pursue tertiary education in institutes of higher learning (IPTs) nationwide.

Its deputy minister, Datuk P. Kalamanathan urged students with diploma from their respective colleges to sit for the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) with working experience or at least score Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.67 and credit in Bahasa Melayu in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

“Parents of children studying at vocational colleges must not worry that their children will be left behind in the admission to IPTs, there is no issue about this,”he told a press conference after attending An Evening with Labuan Teachers at Labuan Matriculation College, here today.

The Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) had issued statement early this year that vocational college graduates who received Malaysian Vocational Diploma (DVM) can pursue their education at IPTs immediately subject to passing the equivalent of SPM-Malaysian Vocational Certificate (SPM-SVM) set by the Malaysia Examination Board and others set by the MOE and Ministry of Higher Education.

MQA said vocational college graduates still have the opportunity to pursue higher studies even though they began working early as the APEL certificate issued is a replacement for SPM and recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education.

BERNAMA.

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