KUALA LUMPUR: The education ministry will extend cooperation to smoothen the process of establishing Universiti Johor, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
Maszlee expected it to be one of the country’s leading higher learning institutions.
He said he had the opportunity to attend a discussion on the university recently.
“The education ministry was directly involved in lending its experts for the establishment of Universiti Johor,” he told Bernama.
On Aug 16, Johor Islamic Affairs and Education Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan informed the state legislative assembly that the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, had consented to the establishment of Universiti Johor in June this year.
Aminolhuda said several advisory panel and secretariat committees had been set up since early June to enable studies on the establishment of the university.
The plans for Universiti Johor were submitted to the Johor Economic Planning Unit, education ministry, Higher Education Department and a representative of the education minister on Aug 6.