Pioneer and leading centre of pre-university studies, Taylor’s College has been awarded the prestigious ‘6-Star: Outstanding’ Rating by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQUEST) 2012/2013. Topping other private colleges in the country, Taylor’s College is the only private education institution to be awarded 6 star rating for both its Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas campuses, in the College-Based Rating category.
This landmark achievement marks the second consecutive time Taylor’s College achieved the ‘6-Star: Outstanding’ rating in the MyQUEST evaluation.
Both Taylor’s College campuses also achieved a 6-star rating in another 2 cluster-based categories, namely ‘General Programmes’ and ‘International Students’.
The awards were presented to Taylor’s College by YB Datuk Mary Yap, Deputy Minister of Education I, in a ceremony that was also attended by YB P Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education II, YBhg Prof Datuk Morshidi bin Sirat, Director General for Higher Education Sector, Ministry of Education and YBhg Datuk Dr. Madinah binti Mohamad, Secretary General of Ministry of Education.
“This achievement is yet another honour added to the rich heritage of Taylor’s College, which goes back 44 years. We thank the Ministry of Education for presenting Taylor’s College’s with this prestigious award. This is a testament to our efforts in sustaining Taylor’s College’s reputation as a leader in pre-university education. Taylor’s College is committed to nurture our youth to be productive leaders in the global community,” said Lim Tou Boon, Taylor’s College President.
MyQUEST is a rating system developed by the MOE, as an instrument to evaluate the overall academic quality of private colleges in Malaysia in terms of quality of students, programmes, graduates, resources and governance. The evaluation of private colleges is necessary in order to push the education level in Malaysia to a higher standard. It is also a direct contribution to achieve the Key Results Area (KRA) that could drive the quality of education sector in Malaysia.
The evaluation provides Malaysian private colleges with the benchmark to improve on the quality of education. This, in turn, augurs well for the nation as it seeks to become an international education hub. MyQUEST also enables private colleges to use the system to perform self-assessment, creating greater awareness of the focus areas for self-improvement. A team of independent auditors appointed by the Ministry of Education made visits to the institutions over the last few months.
The classification of the rating outcomes are 6-Star (Outstanding), 5-Star (Excellent), 4-Star (Very Good), 3-Star (Good), 2-Star (Satisfactory) and 1-Star (Poor). 74.4% of active private colleges in Malaysia took part in the audit and only 211 colleges were recognised with at least 1 star rating.
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