Minister must abide by law in appointing vice-chancellors

THE announcement in parliament by Minister of Higher Education Mohamed Khaled Nordin that he will retain what he sees as his prerogative to appoint university vice-chancellors appears as another indication that government control over universities will continue.

Also, the statement appears to be another retreat from the 11 resolutions he made less than one month ago. One of which pledged to strengthen the leadership in universities.