University Ranking Not The Basis For Excellent Education, Says Muhyiddin

Last update: 12/05/2014

NILAI -- The ranking of local universities at the international level is not the main consideration in accelerating the country's higher education towards excellency, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Friday.

He said this was because most of the criteria and the yardstick used to gauge the position of local universities in the world ranking did not meet the country's aspiration.

"The more important thing for the country's interest is to ensure excellence of academicians, programmes and the institutions meet the three 'R' aspects, namely relevance, referred and respect.

"...we have to find a field to strengthen the country and become the world leader in the field and this is a more significant and suitable yardstick for all types of higher learning institutions (IPT) in the country," he added.

He said this in his speech during a dialogue with key leaders of higher learning institutions on the preparation of the country's education development plan for higher learning, here today.....