Bill on Auku amendments expected to be tabled this year, says Higher Education Minister

Published on 6 Apr 2023 6:54:16 PM

The Bill regarding the proposed amendments of Sections 15 and 16 under the Universities and University Colleges Act (Auku) 1971, which will give freedom to students in several matters, is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said that during an Auku townhall session on Thursday (April 6) that the draft Bill will be sent to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) for approval in mid-June.

Earlier, when speaking to 500 students and academic officers from 20 public universities, Mohamed Khaled said that if the amendments to the Auku are implemented, the government will also amend the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Act, to ensure that UiTM students who are not subject to AUKU also get the same freedom as students in other public universities.