THE New Straits Times Press Bhd’s (NSTP) Education Vertical (EV) Department has formed a strategic collaboration with public higher learning institution’s (IPTA) Student Admission Division to expand related content and access to information for those looking into higher education options in Malaysia.
Wahi Nordin, who is the Higher Education Department’s Student Admission Division director, said the collaboration between the two organisations through NSTP’s mobile application MindCampus will be beneficial in the long run.
He said the platform could help school leavers gain information on courses offered, university admission requirements, merit-based scores for entry selection and updated admission criteria of each university.
“MindCampus will be another platform besides our own Central University Admission Unit (UPU) Pocket application. Based on the discussion between the two parties, the collaboration can help students, counsellors and parents to start early on looking at the options in applying for universities. “
The application equips users with a list of universities, courses, scholarships and news articles related to higher education.
Also at the discussion were EV general manager Farah Ezrin Mohd Rashidi, Higher Education Department’s Student Admission Division assistant directors Aidil Harun and Noor Cahaya Kadir, EV digital head Nufazlina Mohd Radzi, Malay Content education editor Ridzuan Yop and English Content education editor Hazlina Aziz.
Farah Ezrin said users could also compare courses and universities on MindCampus before they make the big decision in choosing the pathway of their education.
At the same time, she added, MindCampus also provided access under the Readpoint option on the platform in getting the latest news and insights on higher education.
“Since its launch in December 2017, the app has been downloaded about 90,440 times. It features 170 learning institutions and 7,136 courses based on location and levels of study.”
Users can download MindCampus for free on Apple Store for iOS and Play Store for Android. For more information, email [email protected].