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Need to re-look policies

February 24, 2019 | National News

THE drop in student enrolment at private higher education institutions (IPTS) and in private skills training institutes (ILKS) is alarming.

This will have a critical effect on the country’s economy, said Gabungan Institut Kemahiran Swasta Bumiputera chairman Nordin Abdul Malek.

“International and local students in IPTS have reduced by 40% and 32% respectively, since 2016.

“Economically, the 172,000 international students the country had in 2016, were able to contribute approximately RM32bil during their course of studies, while local students contribute roughly RM18bil.

“This is significant to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP),” he said in a statement.

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