KOTA KINABALU: Chinese-based political parties in the country have been calling for the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) repeatedly, said Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Datuk Teo Chee Kang.
Teo said LDP, MCA, Gerakan and Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) all shared the same stance on this issue.
“UEC is recognized by many renowned universities in the world, which accept students with UEC into first year of undergraduate studies.
“As such, the government should give full recognition to UEC as soon as possible,” Teo said in a press statement yesterday.
Teo, who is also the Minister of Special Tasks, said he had highlighted the reasons to recognize UEC during the LDP Congress last year, and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, guest of honour at the event, had given his due attention to the matter.
He added that LDP had also resolved to pursue recognition of UEC in the party congress.
Nonetheless, Teo said the details and technical issues must be clarified in order to resolve this matter.
“However, Dong Zong is currently facing internal crisis, which hindered the process of obtaining recognition for UEC,” he said.
On another note, Teo said education was under the purview of the federal government.
“Therefore we should pursue for the recognition of UEC directly with the federal government.”