Sunday, January 8, 2017

It was previously reported that 156 out of 506 professors, aged between 61 and 70, at public universities did not have their contracts renewed last year, presumably due to budget cuts. A great majority of our Malaysian professors are 55 years old and above. About 250 will be retiring or retired since middle of last year.This “one-third” is in addition to the 156 professors who were already above the retirement age and who did not have their contracts renewed. Last year, it was reported that there were 2,254 professors in Malaysia. Of the number, 1,867 were in public universities. WE NEED TO PLAN FOR OUR TRUE PROFESSORS CONTRIBUTION IN EDUCATION (RESEARCH AND TEACHING) not INCREASING NUMBER WITHOUT QUALITY.

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