Review the University and University Colleges Act !
Note this post is inspired by the Malaysiakini article: Our education system: Time for radical change
Should some of us…should anyone of us….ask for a review of the University and University Colleges Act or the AUKU (Akta Universiti & Kolej Universiti) ?
Perhaps the University and University Colleges Act is one of the many reasons for the problems facing many Malaysian universities today…
Universities are excellent places for our country to train its citizens and future leaders in its efforts to fulfill the needs for skilled and knowledgeable human resources. University students are excellent change agents for the country. Thus, first and foremost we need to amend the Universities and Colleges ct of 1971 (UCA). The clauses that prohibit or restrict the independence of cademics and students must be removed.
And perhaps we may even go further:
There is also an urgent need for us to abolish the mandatory requirement for the employees to sign the ridiculous and silly “Akujanji”. University employees, particularly the academics, should not be made to obey the instructions of the overnment or political masters’ blindly. Instead, intellectual discourse should be encouraged because it can be a good source of creativity and innovation for the country.
Good on you Mohamed Zain! God bless you for your suggestions!
But perhaps some one might help saudara Meor Isfandy Meor Azman of International Islamic University Malaysia (UIA) in dealing with his current predicament. See this post – UIA student charged for involvement in general election
Please if you can show support for him… dedicate a post to him or dedicate a post calling for a review of the University and University Colleges Act.
Review the University and University Colleges Act now!!!
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- April 5, 2008 / 1:38 am