Problem Faced by Students in Higher Education

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Education in Malaysia is an on-going effort towards further developing the potential of individuals in a holistic and integrated manner, so as to generate individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced and harmonious, based on the belief and devotion to God. An effort is designed to yield Malaysian citizens who are knowledgeable and competent, who possess high moral standards, and who are responsible and capable of achieving a high level of personal well-being and contribute to the harmony and betterment of the family, community and nation generally stated by the Ministry of Education Malaysia on February 9, 2013. Since 56 years ago, the national education policy Malaysia has rapidly transformed many times. It begin to change when the Razak Report 1956 and the Education Ordinance 1957, which was dubbed 'The Era of Consolidation' was introduced and the most recent one is the introduction of the New Education Policy (Education Blueprint 2012-2025), which was approved by Cabinet on 30 January 2013. Rahman Talib Report and the Education Act 1961 which saw the 'Review Era', ‘Features of the 1979 Cabinet Report’, stressed on basic education in 3Rs, reading, writing and arithmetic, a strong spiritual education and discipline elements as desired. It also placed emphasis on Malaysia-oriented curriculum. The policy adjusted education management procedure to enhance the overall quality of education. Education Bill which was introduced in 1995 was designed to generate world-class education in terms of quality to reach national aspirations. It also saw the increase of technical education & Polytechnics and introduces provisions to regulate private education. The recently Cabinet-approved New Education Policy (the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2012-2025) will be presented to the King for His Majesty’s approval before it is implemented. Despite all the changes made to the country's education policy has always been to maintain the essence...