I did not realise that MMC has come up with a minimum criteria and qualifications for entry into medical schools last month. I came across the criteria over here
Well, even though it is commendable but I wonder how are they going to monitor this for the 33 medical schools in Malaysia and hundreds overseas. In many countries, it is compulsory for the medical schools to give the details of their student’s entry qualifications to their respective medical council. We are just too late but better late than never!
One of the main reason why the government came up with “No Objection Certificate(NOC)” many years ago was because the Ministry of Education realised that there were many unqualified students being accepted into medical schools in countries like India, Russia and Indonesia. But now we know that the NOC is a big joke! I have seen many with poor SPM results being given the NOC, usually done by the agents. Some even falsify their SPM results to cheat the Ministry.
I noticed that under this circular by MMC, it is stated that the students need to fulfill both the SPM and the Pre-U qualifications criteria in order to be accepted into medical schools ( the word ” IN ADDITION” is highlighted”). Foundation in science courses are still being recognised even though I feel that a lot of hanky-panky things are happening in these colleges with no proper standardisation. I feel that MMC should have just limited their Pre-U courses to a few internationally recognised courses. What about MARA sending their students to Egypt without the need for Pre-U courses? Will MMC take any action or practise double standards as usual?
I wonder how are they going to monitor almost 4000 students who will be recruited by these medical colleges annually. If NOC can be faked, what more in this case! But this will definitely put a lot of stress to the medical schools.