Monday, July 01, 2024

Ending tribal mindset at matriculation colleges

JULY 1: We've heard and read of numerous stories where students with excellent results in their secondary school final exams did not get a place in matriculation colleges in local varisites. Allegedly, this happens because they are non Malays or if they are Malays their families are not well connected. Well, PM Anwar Ibrahim has assured Malaysians that they will not hear or read of such stories anymore. His Administration has peomised that ALL straight-As students will have places waiting for them at matriculation colleges in local universities.. Regardless of their race or background.

What a great way to start the second half of 2024.

Prominent lawyer and human rights activist Jahabardeen Yunoos welcomed Anwar's decision as "a move towards embracing compassion and a humanistic outlook rather than a tribal mindset".

Racial quotas on admission to public universities were abolished in 2002 but matriculation colleges have maintained a 90% quota for Bumiputeras to ensure that their numbers in local varsities and higher institutions of learning, which have always been lopsidedly smaller compared to the non-Bumiputeras, do not drop too low.

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