Academic staff speak out on issues ailing UM

Adriana Nordin Manan

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

An independent inquiry is urgently required to investigate several issues beleaguering University Malaya (UM), representatives of its academic staff said.

Speaking on behalf of the University Malaya Academic Staff Association (PKAUM) at a parliamentary roundtable on the situation of higher education in the country yesterday, Rosli Mahat mentioned three specific issues which ail the nation's oldest university, namely inconsistencies in the promotion of academic personnel, tampering of students' grades and alleged misappropriation of funds in its residential housing development programme.

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