By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, July 19: The federal government is yet to give full recognition to Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders.
According to a media statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during a meeting with Hua Zong leaders on July 16 did not say that the federal government has recognised UEC.
PMO said Muhyiddin mentioned that UEC had obtained partial recognition when the former Barisan Nasional (BN) government accepted UEC holders to enrol for the Program Ijazah Sarjana Muda Perguruan (PISMP) which specialises in Chinese language at Institute of Teacher Education.
PMO added the federal government in 2012 has accepted UEC holders who registered for PISMP in Chinese language with the condition that they passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and at least a credit in Bahasa Melayu.
It said the premier stressed that UEC needs to follow the National Education Policy if it wanted to be considered as recognition by the federal government in the future. —DayakDaily