Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Islamic Studies graduates less marketable, the reason for withdrawing MoU

Islamic Studies graduates less marketable, the reason for withdrawing MoULlew-Ann Phang

KUALA LUMPUR (May 21, 2008): The Higher Education Ministry clarified that the Memorandum of Understanding with Al-Azhar University was withdrawn because Islamic Studies graduates were less marketable.Nasharuddin Mat Isa (PAS-Bachok) in a supplementary question in Parliament today asked why it was withdrawn, while pointing out that many colleges, including the Selangor Islamic University College, had suffered from this decision.
Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin explained that Islamic studies were amongst the less-marketable courses.

“To control the volatility of the market, we have limited the courses applied for, including Islamic studies and courses like ICT,” he said.

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