Education Ministry targets four groups for increased higher education enrollment

BATU PAHAT: The Education Ministry has identified four groups it wants to see increase their enrolment at higher education institutions nationwide starting this year.

Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the four groups were athletes, orang asli, those from the B40 lower income group and the disabled.

“It is a basic right to get an education, and under the new government, we want to provide such a platform for everyone.

“We are working hard to provide as much information as we can on opportunities available for people, especially from the four groups, to further their studies at the tertiary level,” he added.

Maszlee said this when met after officiating at the southern zone Jom Masuk IPT 2019 at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) here Saturday (March 2).

He pointed out that the ministry would provide a special lane for the four groups to enroll as undergraduates.

“They will be chosen based on merit, which is the main priority, but they would be competing among themselves,” he added.

By Mohd Farhaan Shah
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