MOHE and MQA
WIC is a recognised institution of higher learning, fully recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
All programmes conducted at WIC are fully approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
MQA (Malaysian Qualifications Agency)
MQA Act 1996 was approved by Parliament on 8 July 1996 and became effective on 15 May 1997. MQA was officially launched by Y.B. Dato’ Seri Najib b. Tun Abdul Razak, then Minister of Education, on 3 July 1997.
The functions of the National Accreditation Board as provided in MQA Act 1996, are as follows:
1. To assess applications from Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIs) requesting for Approval to Conduct Courses of Study.
2. To assess the Attainment of Minimum Standard for courses of study conducted by Private Higher Educational Institutions.
3. To assess applications for the Accreditation Certificate for courses of study conducted by Private Higher Educational Institutions.
The functions of MQA in advising the Minister (MQA Act) 1996, Section 4 (1) (d) are:
1. the suitability of arrangements relating to the educational facilities relevant to the courses of study;
2. and the standard and quality assurance of the courses of study.
Ministry of Higher Education
Higher education in Malaysia has become a strategic export commodity. The private sector has responded to this by establishing higher educational institutions themselves or in collaboration with local as well as foreign institutions of higher learning.
In 1996, Malaysian Parliament passed two Acts - the Private Higher Education Act (Act 555) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency to ensure the healthy development of private higher education.
The Private Higher Education Act seeks to control the establishment and management of private higher educational institutions so as to provide quality higher education for their students, while the MQA Act is to make certain that all course studies and training programmes achieve a standard acceptable to the norms and conventions of higher education.