Policy & Economy

Malaysian Private Universities Brace for Huge Losses as Foreign Students Intake Ceases

ALMOST 20% of the 440 private higher educational institutions (PHEIs) across the country are at risk of closure this year due to restriction on new foreign students’ intake that has also led to a decline in tuition fees as all parties adhere to the new normal.

Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities president Datuk Dr Parmjit Singh said the crisis faced by PHEIs has become acute because new international students are still not allowed to come to the country.

He said local PHEIs lost the opportunity to get new foreign students in the March to June period during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

He also said foreign students may not be attracted to sign up with local private universities as they would still prefer physical classes over online learning.

Read full story at The Malaysian Reserve

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