废大专法停止贩卖高等教育 学运:高教部应有魄力诚意

【党团文告/学运】马来西亚青年与学生民主运动(学运)、工大华裔生理事会(工华)、博大华文学会(博华)、理大华文学会(理华)及北大华文学会(北华)联合吁请新任高教部长莫哈末卡立(Mohd Khaled Nordin)及副部长何国忠和依德利斯哈伦(Idris Haron)拿出魄力及诚意解决大专生问题,包括废除剥夺及侵犯大专生权利的《大专法令》和停止贩卖高等教育。

 

 

我们强调,《1971年 大专法令》限制了大专生的言论自由、结社自由、校园自主性、学术自由、学生自治、行政效率、校园选举等。学运和各族学生团体组成的马来西亚大专生团结阵线 曾多番致函请求前任高教部长慕斯达化会面,以便提呈该阵线对修改《大专法令》的建议,但直到慕斯达化卸任,都不曾与大专生团结阵线会面。

在大专生和社会的积极推动与压力下,高教部终于在20067月摆出开放态度,扬言修订《1971年大专法令》,并表明将在069月的国会提呈《1971年大专法令修订案》;但结果此事一拖再拖,在第12届大选前的次国会里(20069月、11月及20073月、9月),慕斯达化都没有提呈修订案。我们吁请新任高教部长与副部长别重复前任部长的步伐,以免被人民摒弃。

 

我们强调,学生在校园政策的参与权与自主权。并鼓励学生关心社会,关注国家政经文教的发展趋势。然而《1971年大专法令》通过后,法令赋予校方的权力过于膨胀,导致学生组织长期受到校方打压及限制,学生活动自由更是被校方严重剥夺,学生组织甚至被校方抹黑。

 

我们要求废除不合时宜的《大专法令》,并以新的《大学法》取而代之。《大学法》不能违反世界人权宣言及我国最高宪法赋予我们的基本权利如言论自由、结社自由、集会自由及公民权等,反而应该保障我们的基本权利,并由下至上作为法律基础。由学生去草拟,再呈上高教部。

避免高等教育商业化

 

此外,我们吁请高教部重新检讨国家高等教育策略大蓝图,避免我国高等教育被商业化及企业化。根据国家高等教育策略大蓝图,高教部鼓励国立大学的研究与开发部与企业界结合,研究产品推向市场,增加经济来源并不符合教育的本意,也将模糊大学作为知识与学术研究中心。

 

教育应该是为知识服务,为社会服务,而不应该为企业服务。这种经济利益将导致学生与学术人员改变学术研究的本质与方向,这将对学术的核心价值构成一定的威胁。这也将引发学术人员热衷做学术研究而忽略教学方面,这也直接影响学生素质。

 

最 后,我们也呼吁高教部全面改革高等教育,废除大专法令,让学生拥有更大的参与权及决策权以确保校园民主,避免学生的基本人权不会被剥夺及侵犯。学运也呼吁 高教部重新检讨高等教育策略大蓝图,停止执行国立大专采取自负亏盈制,并却确保教育不会倾向商业化及企业化而影响教育本质。同时也要求各界人士、社会团 体、学术人员及学生齐心协力共同创造更有素质及与社会结合的大专学府。

 

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  1. According to DEMA’s statement:
    1. A university is an institute of education
    2. Education is to serve scholarship and community, but not “entrepreneurship”
    3. Education is not to make more money
    4. The quest for more money will change the nature and direction of academic research. This change is unwelcome.
    5. The management of a university cannot be based on economic consideration. Therefore, the research activities in university should be independent of economic consideration.

    Reply to DEMA’s statement:
    1. A university exists not only for education. Roughly speaking, a university has to serve the following purposes:
    • Institute for scholarship
    • Institute for education
    • Institute for R&D
    • Job training centre
    • Socialization platform

    Scholarship roughly means the processing of old knowledge and the search for new knowledge. Education roughly means teaching. R&D usually means technological development. Job training centre is to train the country’s labor force in order to support knowledge-based industries. University is also a socialization platform because people from different backgrounds and professions gather there.

    Since a university is not only for education, to run a university we have to consider all the functionalities of a university.

    2. It is undeniable that a university has to serve scholarship and community. At the same time, it also has to develop its other functionalities which are R&D, Job training centre, and socialization platform. R&D is inevitably the key activity for Malaysia, if modernization is one of the national visions. R&D also ensures Malaysia to be competitive in this globalization era. University is also a job training centre for knowledge-based industries. Therefore university recruits young generations who only wish to master work knowledge of certain fields, rather than to be scholarly engaged or to serve the community. One has to realize that R&D and job training are as important as scholarship. After all, through development of R&D and job-training the citizens will be benefited. In this sense, R&D and job training are to serve the community as well.

    Then we have to ask, what to develop in R&D and job-training? Who know what to develop? The first answer is, the entrepreneurs know. Entrepreneurs, especially technopreneurs know what to develop in R&D and job-training. They know what kind of R&D is potential to be successful. Therefore their advices in R&D development of a university are important so that fewer resources will be wasted in non-practical R&D. They also know what kind of work force they need. Therefore, their advices for job-training are important to ensure no outdated and non-practical job-training. In the end, through the cooperation with entrepreneurs, a university can develop its functionalities (other than scholarship) better.

    3. True, education is not to make more money, but education needs money to run. Who will give this big amount of money? The government? If the money mostly comes from the government, then the university will lose its independence before the government. The government will then have a bigger say in influencing the university management even though that influence is unwelcome. A better idea is, in my opinion, let the university make money on its own and yet receive sponsors from government and community at the same time. To make money on its own is to ensure higher degree of independence in university management. It is also a healthy practice because the university will then spend the money wisely.

    4. First of all, the economic incentive will attract more talents into research field, or R&D. It should be undeniable that economic incentive is welcome for R&D since the motivation behind R&D is of economic. Then, how about “academic” research? Suppose “academic” research is not to make money (if they do, then we say they are R&D, in order to distinguish the special of “academic” research). Then, if “academic” research is not to make money but to consume money instead, the researchers still no need to worry about their jobs, because their jobs will always be supported if they can tell why they have to be supported. If they cannot tell why, then we have to ask them go home. We do not welcome “academic” researchers working on the “chemistry of shit”, or “the relation between mankind and their shits”, or so on.

    All these are simply my personal reply to DEMA’s statement. Welcome critics and reply.

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