Meanwhile, in discussing “The Enigma of the Chief Executive”, he delved into the appointment of the chief executive and his/her role as the middle person between the Ministry and the educational institution. He said the chief executive must be separate from the company in the managing of the respective institution to protect the interest of the students, company and Ministry.
Sunway University College’s Head of the Law Department, Paul Linus Andrews, talked about the power of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency to disapprove the submission of a new programme. On the subject of “Categories of Universities and University Colleges under the Present Legislation”, he told of the procedures to set up universities and university colleges, and the differences in the structure and constitution of the various categories of universities.
Litigator Nasema Jalaludheen spoke on “Student Discipline and Conduct” and “Drafting of Student Disciplinary Regulations”, explaining how to deal with student offences, and constructing regulations that provide natural justice along with statutory provisions.
The last speaker, Dr. Parmjit Singh, President of the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU), presented “The Liberalisation of Higher Education”, stating that private higher educational institutions need to be more liberal in order to operate effectively and be more competitive in the face of market demands.
The closing Q and A session discussed the drafting of constitutions to protect the institution from students who commit an offence, mediation with a student over an alleged offence before resorting to investigations, and the use of contractual obligations of the student to safeguard the institution when a student commits an offence.