Projects in secondary schools to get more male students to enter colleges, varsities

By Alycia Lim, The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Pilot projects will be rolled out in secondary schools soon to encourage more male students to enter institutes of higher learning as male enrolment in these institutions has fallen to 30%.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin said Friday pilot projects would carried out by a few universities to motivate male students to focus on their studies.

He also added that there would be a separate pilot project by universities to place more emphasis on maths and science in secondary schools as it was important in research and development, and in line with government plans.

He said the maths and science project would be headed by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.