MALAYSIA
Febuary 2007

MALAYSIA

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Southern academic centres network to share resources

Viet Nam National University in HCM City and the city People’ s Committee are working on a project to link up academic institutions in the south for the purpose of improving information and resource exchange. The Malaysia-based Multimedia University and the FSBM group will support the project Development of Integrated ICT Infrastructure among Universities, Colleges, Research Institutions and Academic Centres in the South, whose feasibility study is estimated to cost US$3 million.

MDeC promotes graduates as technopreneurs

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is promoting the job of a technopreneur as a career choice among the local information and communication technology (ICT) graduates. This is because Malaysia still lacks technopreneurs coming to the mainstream business environment. The move is part of MDeC’s effort to encourage local ICT graduates to get involved in the ICT business field.

Egypt seeks Malaysian firms’ involvement in ICT development

Egypt is seeking involvement of Malaysian companies in its large information communication technology (ICT) development projects. Many Egyptian firms had investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-government and automation projects in several
African nations and other Arab countries, urging Malaysian firms to engage in knowledge and know-how transfer.

National Education Blueprint 2006-2010

The National Education Blueprint 2006-2010 outlines six strategies to make national schools premier schools and the people’s preferred choice. The blueprint, which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, aims to develop the nation’s people through education irrespective of race or socio-economic background. Its main agenda is to develop national schools as the mainstream of education with the majority of students attending them.The blueprint, which covers educational development over the same period as the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010), encompasses three main aspects

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