UTRAJAYA, The Polytechnic Education and Community College Department (JPPKK) will expand cooperation with India’s Presidency University to empower technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country.

JPPKK in a statement today said its director-general Dr Mohd Zahari Ismail met with Presidency University vice-chancellor Dr D. Subhakar to discuss the matter during the Asian Summit on Education and Skills (ASES) 2023 in Bengaluru, India from Oct 19 to 21.

It said both parties have agreed to collaborate in student exchange programmes, research, language and culture as well as industrial cooperation.

“Presidency University has forged close cooperation with several public and private universities in our country and is set to expand cooperation with the polytechnics and community colleges, especially in the digital technology field,” said Mohd Zahari in the statement.

According to JPPKK, ASES convenes ministers and senior officers in the education and skills sector from the world over and Mohd Zahari is attending the conference on behalf of the Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

It said various issues were discussed such as student dropout rate, study costs, marketability and salary, among other things.

The department’s TVET Coordination Division director Dr Norhayati Ibrahim and Higher Education Ministry’s International Relation Division principal assistant secretary Noorfazlina Mohd Shahid are also part of the Malaysian delegation.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency