Keep out of UniMAP exam paper problem, ministry told

Mustafa K. Anuar

An academic says the idea for a university charter, first mooted in the 1970s, should be revived. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 1, 2020.

ACADEMICS have maintained that the Education Ministry should not interfere in Universiti Malaysia Perlis’ (UniMAP) handling of a controversial ethnic relations examination paper.

This is important to preserve the spirit of varsity autonomy – as promoted by the ministry – for the common good of the country’s institutions of higher learning, they said.

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  • The power of according autonomy to the universities is in the hand of the cabinet. It is ridiculous such autonomy can be given a free hand to do anything that is wrong. The ministry must be able to step in to correct what is wrong!

    Posted 1 month ago by Tanahair Ku

  • First, reset the committee on exam questions screening process to ensure controversial questions are not allowed. This committee must have members of different races. So the issue of islamic bias, and racist is minimised. If similar problem surface again, either committee exercise penalty to the lecturer who set the question or the whole committee will be held responsible for any overlook. Temporary freeze on promotion for the whole committee members can be executed. The efficiency and effectiveness of the university instituition must be based on merits. Means reward for good results and penalty for not meeting expected results. This merit system has always been exercises by private corporation.No two ways about it.

    Posted 1 month ago by James Wong