The Higher Education Ministry of Malaysia will allocate RM15mil to train 4,000 students in information and communication technology (ICT) in 2007.
The ministry has set up the first industry-based professional certification programme, 3P in partnership with Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd. It offers a wide range of IT professional certifications with multinationals like Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Macromedia. The ministry presented certificates to the 15 top students out of the 1,000 trained in 2006 under the programme. They are from UiTM, Universiti Malaya, International Islamic University Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Sains Malaysia.