Issues on accessibility and equity in the Malaysian higher education : The roles of distance education – an overview / Norhayati Mohd Salleh and Fadilah Yahya

Mohd Salleh, Norhayati and Yahya, Fadilah (2011) Issues on accessibility and equity in the Malaysian higher education : The roles of distance education – an overview / Norhayati Mohd Salleh and Fadilah Yahya. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 15 (01). pp. 41-48. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

Malaysia can be considered successful in providing increased access to higher education because since achieving its independence in 1957, the number of students in higher education increased to about 0.74 million in 2005 with the increase in the number of universities and higher learning institutions. This figure only represents 24% of the country’s population for the age group of 17 – 23, despite the 40% target projected for 2020. Other major concerns in Malaysia are to improve accessibility to higher education, and to ensure equity so that those belonging to the under–privileged or living in rural areas are not deprived of higher education. Without sacrificing quality, expanding the student intake capacity and providing financial support are some of the steps that have been taken thus far to balance accessibility and equity in higher education. This paper reviews the present position of the accessibility and equity in the Malaysian higher education, as well as, examines the possible role of Distance Learning to further improve flexibility in higher education.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohd Salleh, NorhayatiUNSPECIFIED
Yahya, FadilahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational evaluation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 15
Number: 01
Page Range: pp. 41-48
Item ID: 29660
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education, Accessibility, Equity, Distance learning
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29660

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