According to Bernama the newly-appointed Malaysian Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapha Mohamed says he will strive to realize the vision to make human capital development as the nation's main development agenda.
Describing the vision, as among the challenges he would face in his new portfolio, Mustapha said it would be fulfilled through the 18 public tertiary learning institutions and 26 university-status private institutions of higher learning, which have more than 750,000 students, and more than 500 private colleges.
He said his new job was very different from the duties he had performed in his 30 years service as a civil servant and a politician which were all related to economics and finance.
Mustapa said he was prepared to face the challenges in the new field to honour the aspirations of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Malaysians.
Pak Lah appointed a right person at the right place. In the 21st century, Malaysia need to produce global graduates’ quality enables to compete in not only Malaysia but also globally.Our higher learning institutions must quickly transformed into the equivalent world’s centres of learning with major disciplines made available and sought after. Tok Pa must turn Malaysia as a centre of learning.