International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An Examination of the Implementation Federal Government Strategic Plans in Malaysian Public Universities
Abd Rahman Ahmad, Alan Farley, Moonsamy Naidoo

The National Higher Education Strategic Plan beyond 2020 announced in 2007 has outlined the seven thrust to transform Malaysian higher education system in achieving the world class standard and to make Malaysia as the hub of higher education in Southeast Asia. Indeed this plan also addresses the funding reforms which create a challenge for the public universities to achieve the government objectives. Together with the strategic plan, the Malaysian Government has also introduced funding reforms. The findings from both methods quantitative and qualitative data show that the funding reforms would not affected the implementation of government strategic plans. However, there were several issues that the government need to consider in order the execution of the government strategic plans can generate beneficial outcomes.

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