Matriculation woes faced by Indian students resolved with 40,000 seats

Matriculation woes faced by Indian students resolved with 40,000 seats

KUALA LUMPUR: The matriculation woes faced by Indian students has been with an increased number of seats from 25,000 to 40,000, announced Education Minister Maszlee Malik.

“Based on the discussions at the cabinet, we have agreed to increase the number of student intake for the matriculation programme from 25,000 to 40,000,” he said in a statement.

He also said that priority would be given to science stream students

He also reiterated the government’s stand to maintain the ratio of Bumi to non-Bumi students at 90:10.

Controversy over the seats erupted recently following the Education Ministry’s decision to reduce the number of seats compared to the number offered under the BN government

It resulted in two groups handing over protest memorandums that demanded for explanation.

Even Pakatan Harapan leaders criticised the ministry’s decision.

Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of unity and social well being P Waythamoorthy declined to comment on the solution announced by the Education Ministry.

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