KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 2012 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government would give recognition retrospectively to more than 70 diploma and advanced diploma causes offered by Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College at its campuses nationwide.
In announcing this Wednesday, Najib who is also known as "Ah Jib Gor", said the courses were eligible to be recognised by the government and the move was made after the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) gave recognition to the courses.
"As there were some technical problems before the existence of the MQA, the courses could not be given due recognition then.
"Hopefully with this announcement, the hampering technical problems can be fully resolved," he said at the Innovating Malaysia Tour (IMT2012) organised by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia at the TAR College Setapak campus, here, Wednesday.
He hoped there would be no arising problems and urged the relevant parties to take immediate steps to resolve if there was any.
Najib said since its establishment in 1969, TAR College had produced more than 160,000 graduates in various fields, hence contributing to the nation's development.
He said as a growing public higher learning institution, TAR College had made achievements to be proud of including recognition given to its courses by various international professional bodies like ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, CIOB and more.
"Its diploma qualification is accepted for direct entry into the second or third year of studies for a degree overseas like in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia.
"Similarly, its advanced diploma qualification is accepted for direct entry into a Master's programme in the UK, US, Australia and Japan," he added.
Najib also expressed his heartfelt thanks to TAR College, especially its students, for giving him such a warm welcome to the college today.
Thousands of students had lined up from the college campus entrance to the main hall to welcome the arrival of the nation's number one leader.