The Ministry of Higher Education develops EduData to disseminate information to stakeholders

Higher Education Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad poses for a photo in her office in Putrajaya on March 10, 2020. – Bernama pic

Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:51 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has developed the EduData platform to disseminate information to stakeholders.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad, during her keynote address at the EduData Summit 2022 (EDS) in New York last Friday, said that the information in EduData was collected from platforms such as MyMOHEs, a system used to collect data from all public universities, and e-IPTS for private higher education institutions (IPTS).

She said the data could help formulate initiatives that need to be implemented to improve curricula and training before students enter the competitive job market.

“We can intensify long-term collaboration between university and industry to bridge the gap between the qualifications of our graduates and the jobs available on the market,” she said in her keynote address titled “ Malaysia’s experience in implementing sustainable and inclusive lifelong learning through Edudata”. .

In addition, Noraini said the data obtained could become a rating measurement tool reflecting the quality of IPTs in Malaysia.

“While we recognize that the quality of higher education can be measured in many ways, we also believe that rankings reflect quality. This is proven when our five research universities are ranked among the top 50 universities in Asia.

“One of our universities (Universiti Malaya) is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2023. Overall, four universities are in the top 200,” she said.

Noraini said the ministry is aiming for 250,000 international students by 2025, and to achieve this goal, local universities have launched various initiatives, including the offshore program.

She added that the MOHE is now focusing on micro-certification courses and accreditation of prior experiential learning.

There are now 11,000 micro-degree courses on offer to provide students with the opportunity to take short courses at different institutions and combine them to convert into awarded certifications.

Held June 8-10 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the DHS serves as a platform for discussion and sharing of best practices among data experts on the importance of data in improving access to quality education. quality. — Bernama