A positive development, KPT is committed to taking into account all the opinions, recommendations, and observations made by the group in order to enhance the higher education market in the nation.

When he submitted the Winding up of the National Student Parliament 2023 (PMK 23) proposal at the Assembly Hall, Parliament of Malaysia yesterday, Minister of Higher Education YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin made this statement.

PMK 23, a first-time event organized by the KPT, was successfully held in partnership with the Malaysian Parliament and the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM). It took place over two days and was designed to give IPT students a forum to voice and critically analyze issues pertaining to all major debates.

The National Student Consultative Council (MPPK) sent a total of 187 representatives to this meeting.

35 of the 71 Student Parliament participants that took part in the debate session out of that total presented their various proposals and ideas.

Developing a student placement policy and enabling talent development activities to produce students that are future-proof are two ideas put up by the representatives engaged.

The third recommendation is to develop a plan of action for the student gig economy, and the fourth is to turn Malaysia into a center of international higher learning.

In his opening remarks, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Minister of Higher Education, gave the assurance that the government would pay attention to all opinions and ideas.

“This is a positive development. We want students to be directly and actively involved in contributing ideas and suggestions to improve higher education quality, the speaker stated.

They also outlined how the primary goal of establishing this program is to provide students at the Institute of Higher Education (IPT) with a forum and opportunities to speak and engage in thoughtful debate.

“We will do our best to examine the appropriateness of the suggestions presented and improve all existing policies and initiatives in order to jointly improve the quality and excellence of the country’s higher education sector,” he continued.

Twenty public universities (UA), thirteen private HEIs (IPTS), twelve polytechnics, four community colleges, and Malaysian teacher education institutions are among the HEIs involved.