In a strategic move, Wawasan Open University which was granted university college status and accredited by Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN), will admit anyone who had a minimum three credits in Form Three Sijil Rendah Pelajaran (SRP) to pursue a degree. The only condition for entry is that the student must be at least 21 years old.
This way, most Malaysians will be able to get a University Degree. Maybe, a few more universities will be more aggressive soon and will even admit students with a minimum of standard three education and had a minimum of one credit in Bahasa Malaysia and one pass in English.
The day will come, where almost all Malaysians will hold a university degree and we can claim to be the only country where 99% of the population had a degree. The degree courses may include a specialist degree in Fried Kueh Teow, a Kajang University Degree in Satay, A Penang University in Assam Laksa, an Ipoh University degree in Chicken Rice, a Johor Degree in Teh Tarik and a Seremban Degree in Fu Yung Tan (Fried scrambled eggs).
Is it great? By then, those who possess a degree will be a nobody because there will be 80% of Malaysian with a doctorate in Fried kueh teow and fried eggs. Every Malaysian MPs will be a degree holder in Bullshitology and Kelentongology, with 90% of MPs a doctorate holder in Bluffotology and Kautimlogy. Malaysian universities may have to innovate a super doctorate - a TUN Doctorate, a Datuk Doctorate, a TanSri Doctorate, and probably a Tengku or Raja Doctorate in Don'tknowtology, which cannot be procured anywhere in the world except in the Boleh Land. We can even create a chair and grant fellowship with the title OtakUdang Fellow and Fellow of Temberang. There are even suggestions that these satay and kueh teow universities will collaborate and twin with Cambridge and Oxford. Discussions with Harvard and Stanford are under way to get them to endorse and recognise our degrees. Jack Abramoff from Heritage Foundation may be invited to help lobby for us as he was successful in getting Mahathir to meet up with George Bush which cost Malaysia US1.2 million in consultancy fees.
Hip Hip Hurrah! Malaysia Boleh!