Friday, July 15, 2005

Bureaucratic Bungle @ MMU? (Update)

Thanks to a quick note by a sharp reader on my blog post, I am now informed that MMU has officially replied to the letter by Mr Tom Tw Ooi. Please read Nalini Pragasam's (Head, School Relations and Programme Promotion Unit, Multimedia University) reply letter. Excerpts are here:
I would like to clarify what was told to Ooi at the education fair at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur was indeed true, ie, the correct foundation to enroll into for a Financial Engineering degree is Foundation Information Technology (IT). Hence, the information given to him at that juncture was correct.

In March 2005, the Multimedia University made a decision to change the foundation for the Financial Engineering degree course from Foundation IT to Foundation Management. Since counseling activities had been carried out since November 2004, we knew that many students who were counseled earlier would not have known about this change.
The explanation sounds a tad "contrived", and obviously the change could have been managed better, but at least the "bungle" has been resolved. :) Make your own judgement.

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