Admission quota to public university admissions should be abolished

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) central youth publicity and secretary Kelvin Hii, suggested abolishing admissions quotas for all public universities, instead of just allowing SPM top scorers who score 10 ‘A’s to enter the matriculation program.

This move aims to achieve equal education by allowing all Malaysian students with excellent grades to enrol directly in local universities, said Kelvin.

“Now that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim shows sincerity in wanting to abolish the rigid quota system in matriculation courses, we hope that he can abolish all entry and scholarship quotas to achieve genuine equality in education,” he said.

He said all Malaysian students should have the opportunity to enter local public universities based on outstanding academic performance.

He added that performance transcends racial boundaries, and by keeping these talents within the country for their education, we can genuinely propel the nation’s progress.

“In Sarawak, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has introduced policies for free education and the establishment of international schools.

“These policies emphasise the absence of quotas, allowing all Sarawakians, regardless of race or economic background, to enter their preferred schools as long as they meet the academic standards,” he added, reported United Daily News.

He emphasised that abolishing quotas is not only beneficial for individual students but also contributes to enhancing the overall quality and competitiveness of the country’s education system.

It creates a more equitable and inclusive educational environment where all students can earn opportunities based on their efforts and achievements, rather than being limited by race or other factors, he said.

This initiative is poised to have a profound positive impact on Malaysia’s education system, Kelvin added.