State to open Universiti Johor in next three years

JOHOR: THE Johor government is expected to open Universiti Johor within the next three years.

Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian said the university will receive its first batch of students in 2021.

“To realise our aspiration, the state government will transform Kolej Yayasan Pelajaran Johor (KYPJ) and state religious education institution, Kolej Pengajian Islam Johor (Marsah), into Universiti Johor.

“A lot needs to be taken into consideration to ensure Universiti Johor abides by the regulations and standards set by the Education Ministry,” he said in his speech before officiating the KYPJ 21st convocation ceremony at its campus in Kota Tinggi, Johor.

A total of 835 undergraduates received their diplomas from the college’s School of Creative Science Engineering, School of Social Science Management and School of Hospitality and Tourism during the ceremony.

He said the university was still in the very early stage of planning and details needed to be discussed further.

Osman added that the opening of the university was part of Pakatan Harapan’s strategy to improve education in Johor.

“We will also identify the concept, teaching and learning methods as well as operational and administration methods of the university first,” he added.

Osman pointed out the higher learning institution was an important instrument that would contribute to the advancement and development of the state.

“The university will open more doors to the children of Johor to broaden their knowledge and improve academically.

“It will not only focus on academic achievements, but emphasise on personality and values,” he added.

Source:The Star