KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 (Bernama) — The MIC on Monday welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to increase the quota for Indian students to pursue courses at government matriculation colleges.
MIC Youth Chief, T. Mohan said the announcement proved that the Barisan Nasional government was concerned and did not neglect the welfare of the Indian community, who are a minority in the country.
“The Indian community certainly welcomes such announcement as previously, after the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) was announced, parents were worried about their children’s direction in pursuing further studies.
“With the announcement, the problem can be overcomed and it is a positive action that provides Indian students a place to further their studies,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
The Prime Minister, in his speech at the Ponggal Festival celebration in Kapar, Klang yesterday, said the number of Indian students in matriculation colleges in the country would be increased from 559 currently, to 1,500 in the 2012/2013 session.
Source : Bernama