Before enumerating Perlis tertiary institutions, an overview of Perlis State will be considered.
Perlis is the smallest country in Malaysia and is situated in the north of Peninsula Malaysia. Kangar town is the capital of Perlis state while Arau is the royal town.
Moreover, Perlis borders the country of Thailand in the north while adjacent to Kedah in the south.
Perlis has a population of about two hundred and forty thousand people within an area of eight hundred and twenty-one square kilometers (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2011, Perlis State Government 2010).
In addition to its serenity, tertiary institutions located in the state are listed below.
Tertiary institutions in Perlis
1. Universiti Malaysia Perlis
2. Perlis Islamic Institute of Higher Education
3. Kolej Antarabangsa Teknologi & Profesional
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Perlis State Administrative structure
The leader of the state is the traditional ruler. The ruler oversees the entire Executive Council. The ruler appoints the Head of the Executive Council together with the Executive Council members.
The Executive Council is headed by a Chief Minister. The Chief Minister in association with other state Executive Council members administer Perlis through its various specialized departments and agencies.
These departments and units function by carrying out activities such as promoting social welfare, tourism, improving state works and infrastructure, town planning, agricultural and mines development and beautification of the territory (Perlis State Government 2010).
Tertiary institutions in Perak are regulated by the Malaysian Department of Higher Education that ensures the same high standards of education service delivery everywhere in the country.
Department of Statistics 2011, Basic population characteristics by administration districts, Department of statistics, Malaysia.
Perlis State Government 2010, Perlis profiles, Perlis State Government, Malaysia.
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