was recognised in its infancy by the World Health Organisation for its excellence,' he says.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) will intensify efforts to attract more foreign universities to establish branch campuses at the Pagoh Higher Education Hub (HPTP) here, in line with the government's aspiration to make Pagoh a regional education hub.
He said during a meeting in Putrajaya, last July, officials of the university had expressed their intention and during a joint visit to HPTP today, they gave an agreement to start a branch campus here.
'Apart from opening up opportunities to local students, they also informed that in view of the technological advances in Malaysia, they would encourage students from Indonesia to pursue their studies here,' he told a press conference after accompanying Minister of Home Affairs Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on a working visit to HPTP, here today.
The operation was named Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Program (HPTP
), and of the 25 sites initially planned, 19 satellites are already open.
At least RM50 million is needed for the construction of hostels for students of Politeknik Tun Syed Nasir Syed Ismail (PTSN) at the Pagoh Tertiary Education Hub (HPTP) here, to alleviate accommodation issues.
'Currently there are about 600 PTSN students and they are renting premises in the surrounding area, and what's worrying is it gives rise to issues such as congestion, safety, transportation as well as having an uncomfortable and inconducive environment for learning,' he said during a question and answer session with the PTSN Student Representative Council after a working visit to HPTP here, today.