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Private universities and branch campuses “technically insolvent”

Southeast Asia Education News    

According to a new report by the Penang Institute, many of Malaysia’s private universities, including foreign branch campuses, are facing financial and managerial problems, and more than half will experience financial distress as a result of last November’s changes to the national student loans scheme, when the education ministry cut the level of student loans by 5% for public universities and 15% for private universities. The report notes that three quarters of foreign branch campuses and 70% of other private institutions could be affected in the coming year, and that 35% of all private universities are “running on negative reserves, meaning that their total debts exceeded their total assets”.
Source: University World News