Prelim screening for international students before entering M’sia

Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh


CYBERJAYA: International students undergo stringent preliminary screening before they could pursue higher education in Malaysia.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the ministry through its Education Malaysia Global Service (EMGS) collaborated with the Immigration Department and Royal Malaysia Police to conduct various stages of academic and security screenings.

Since the introduction of the preliminary screening, he said, there had been fewer dubious applications and less crime committed by international students in Malaysia.

“During the screening we look at the student’s application; if they are not qualified or are in Interpol’s list, they cannot enter our universities,” he told reporters after completing the five-kilometre MQA Run 2017, in conjunction with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s 10th anniversary here today.

Idris said the ministry filtered the students based on the National Blue Ocean Strategy, while the police and immigration department had their own pool of information and methods. – Bernama

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