Malaysia’s Largest University Looks to Trim Jobs of 600 Part-time Lecturers After Funding Cut

by Rahimi Yunus Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) is likely to terminate its part-time lecturer program and trim its strategic plan after funding was slashed under Budget 2021 announced this month. The university’s vice chancellor Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Azraai Kassim said it will have to revise its UiTM2025 strategic plan that was just launched in February this year. He said the university will have to be “frugal” and revise projects involving physical infrastructure and facility expansions. “We need to be frugal in our spending, as well as efficiently improve our own income generation through smart partnerships with strategic industry collaborations,” […]
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