Long Term Master Plan for the Malaysian Polytechnic System
Ministry of Education of Malaysia, financed by the World Bank
Country of Implementation
Objectives of the project
The Long Term Master Plan for Polytechnic System Development shall contribute to realizing the National Vision Policy in strengthening human resource development and meeting the challenges of international competitiveness and modern technologies under the conditions of globalization, open markets and the Vision 2020.
Approach implemented by the consultants
The overall plan incorporates a ten years academic, physical and financial plan. According to the needs identified, the plan will take up a comprehensive view of the polytechnic system and its future development as a whole, while focusing on the identification of issues to be addressed in detailed planning for the Eighth Malaysia Plan midterm review and the Ninth Plan. Urgent matters faced in an implementation of the later stage of ESSP, the Seventh Plan and in the early years of the Eighth Plan also need to be identified. Thus, in addition to the comprehensive plan, special attention is to be given to a more detailed development plan for the six existing polytechnics ('project polytechnics').
Deliverables of the project
The goal was to increase the enrolment capacity of the polytechnic system and to enhance quality and relevance of training programs, responding to the need of creating middle-level manpower with high skills and productivity to help in medium-term economic recovery.
The plan has been intended to form the basis for ten year rolling plans updated at five-year intervals. The plan includes a detailed academic plan, a physical plan and a cost and financing plan.
The Master Plan provides a reliable basis for the development of a polytechnic system that will be efficient, flexible and responsive to the needs of the labor market and economy, looking towards development of industries and institutions of 2020.