Open University Malaysia (OUM) was the first private institution of higher education to be granted approval by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to implement flexible entry and recognition of prior learning policies in Malaysia in February 2006.
The School of Lifelong Learning (SOLL) was established to manage the implementation of Flexible Entry and Recognition of Prior Learning policies at OUM. OUM opened its doors to the first intake of Flexible Entry in September 2006. In September 2007, SOLL was restructured and renamed as the “Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning” (CAPL) to better reflect its role in the university. CAPL is responsible to further enhance the quality in assessment, processes and services relating to Flexible Entry and Accreditation of Prior Experiental Learning (APEL) at OUM.
Today, CAPL aspires to uphold the university’s motto “University for All” by providing an avenue to lifelong learning opportunities through Flexible Entry admission and APEL in the country.