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Muslim private higher educational institutions in Malaysia: issues and challenges

Hashim, Rosnani (2012) Muslim private higher educational institutions in Malaysia: issues and challenges. Islam and Civilisational Renewal, 3 (3). pp. 474-488. ISSN 1394-0937

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Privatisation of higher education is a global trend. There is an increasing demand for higher education due to the nature of work and economy today, and public universities and colleges cannot meet the demand with their limited financial resources from the government. Private higher education institutions (PHEI) seem to be the most attractive alternative to public universities and colleges in opening greater access to higher education. Malaysia is no exception, having about 25 private universities, 22 private university colleges and 410 private colleges and institutes. About a forth of these PHEIs are Islamic institutions going by the name of the institutions or their ownership. However, private higher education institutions have their own issues and challenges. The most serious of them are preserving the philosophical goal of a balanced and integrated education despite market demands and sustaining its operation financially amidst a competitive environment. Yet, there are several opportunities for Islamic PHEIs especially in terms of international collaboration and exchanges. This article is an attempt to examine these issues and challenges or opportunities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 593/26527
Uncontrolled Keywords: private higher educational institutions, privatisation of higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Rosnani Hashim
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 01:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26527

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