Gerakan Youth supports strict review on foreign students’ qualification
It proves that student ID has been misused by the foreign students, they tend to engage in vice activities instead of studying in our country.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
In regard to the family members of murdered real estate agent, Tang Yong Ching that jointly urged the government to conduct a strict review on the qualification of foreign students, to prevent similar incident from happening again, Gerakan Youth Secretary General Dr. Dominic Lau throws his support behind the suggestion.
“Over the years, it is not difficult to observe that many foreigners involved in criminals are student ID holders. It proves that student ID has been misused by the foreign students, they tend to engage in vice activities instead of studying in our country. This situation has reached an alarming level to the extent of affecting our country’s stability,” says Dr. Dominic Lau.
“Gerakan Youth welcomes and supports an announcement made by the Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin who hoped to attract 200,000 foreign students in 2020, and set up a target of generating about RM 600 billion revenue to Malaysia. However, Gerakan Youth opines that in spite of high revenue that come along with the acceptance of foreign students, raising up our country’s reputation in education, and become an education hub or education service provider country in Southeast Asia or even to the world, however the social problems caused by these fake foreign students should not be neglected,” says Dr. Dominic Lau, who is also a former Associate Professor in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and currently an Associate Professor in University College Sedaya International (UCSI).
In view of this, Dr. Dominic Lau suggests the government to emulate the foreign countries by setting up regulations that stipulate the colleges to take up the role as a guardian for the foreign students and monitor their class attendance. If it is found that a student pays tuition fees without attending to class, the enrollment should be terminated immediately and relevant authorities will be informed to cancel their student ID, deport back to their respective countries to avoid creating social problems in our country.
At the meantime, government should give directive to the relevant authorities to check the colleges whether they are fulfilling their responsibility, and also to identify colleges which are only aimed at raking in profit and being irresponsible. The college license will be revoked as a punishment if the college has been found out for its failure to act accordingly.