JASIN, July 20 (Bernama) -- MIC President Datuk Seri G.Palanivel announced
that this year Indian students had been allocated 90 medical seats in local
universities, compared to 53 in 2011.
"The number of Indian students entering critical fields such as accountancy,
mechanical engineering and medicine has increased although their overall
enrollment with institutions of higher learning have declined, with only 1,300
students this year, in contrast to 2,000 in 2008," he added.
"We (MIC) request the government to increase the quotas from time to time,"
he told reporters after opening the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil in Merlimau
here, this evening.
He then announced a RM2.6 million nationwide allocation by Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, under 1Malaysia Development Berhad, for the purchase
of photocopiers for all Tamil schools.
The Merlimau Tamil school cost RM4 million and would turn a hundred years
old in 2020. Palanivel also approved RM50,000 for the school''s expenditure.
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