Monday, 29 March 2010

Compete for the best students

IT IS disconcerting to note that several hundred talented students leave Malaysia every year, and the trend is not changing.

Measures have been taken but the problem remains.

The remedies which have been applied have not brought positive results.

The Asean Scholarship attracts a significant number of outstanding students to pursue their studies overseas every year.

Besides, most of the prestigious universities around the world also offer a wide range of financial aid and scholarships to international students.

Local universities must seek to increase their international recognition.

By doing so, there’s no excuse, reason and benefit for students to leave the country as their aims can be achieved here.

Pointing at students and condemning them for leaving their country won’t bring positive results.

The application of “law and bond” doesn’t look very successful too.

Local universities should compete with overseas universities for outstanding students, just like how the students compete to secure a seat in a prestigious university.

Every student hopes that he/she can receive the best education without having to leave their home, family and country.

WANG CHEN KANG,
Johor Baru.

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