Student Role and Rights in Higher Education

Higher education is undergoing changes globally and in Malaysia. In these times, understanding the student-institution relationship will enhance the higher education experience of students, academics and institutions. The 2-hour seminar explores the role and rights of students in higher education against their relationship with higher education institutions. Starting with the traditional position of students in universities and colleges and their present status in law, the seminar will proceed to examine the implications of education as a consumer service. It will conclude with a discussion on emerging views of students as partners in the production of education.

References will be made to the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (AUKU) and the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555).