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Private higher education institutions in Malaysia risk permanent closure

PRIVATE higher education institutions (PHEIs) in the country face potential collapse if new student enrolments continue to drop.

The National Association of Private Educational Institutions president Assoc Prof Elajsolan VM Mohan said about 60 PHEIs closed down last year primarily due to financial issues.

From more than 600 PHEIs in 2013, only 436 were left by the end of 2019.

“Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a reduction in the number of student enrolment with the overall drop from 20% to 50%.

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