Malaysia Education Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Education from The Report: Malaysia 2016

Malaysia’s ongoing commitment to education is evident in the amount it invests in the sector each year, usually at least 20% of the annual budget for all levels of learning, according to the World Bank. The result has been a sustained improvement in access to education, with close to universal enrolment at the primary and secondary level. Shifting the curriculum away from rote learning and...

Malaysia is enjoying uninterrupted momentum in attracting investment and trade flows destined for South-east Asia. As a leading trading nation it has the necessary infrastructure and determination to compete and partner with its ASEAN neighbors to create a more sustainable growth model.

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Malaysia is strengthening its position as a destination for international students, having recently inked bilateral deals related to tertiary-level education with partners in Turkey and Senegal.

 

The Malaysia Education Blueprint launched in 2013 was the government’s flagship document intending to improve the education system in five key areas: equity, access, efficiency, unity and quality. Some of the initiatives in the blueprint are commendable but the implementation, monitoring and evaluation requires more work. For example, parent...

 

Malaysia’s ongoing commitment to education is evident in the amount it invests in the sector each year, usually at least 20% of the annual budget for all levels of learning, according to the World Bank. The result of this has been a sustained improvement in access to education, with close to universal enrolment at the primary and secondary...

 

The release of the National Education Blueprint for Higher Education 2015-25 in April 2015 was a clear indication of the Ministry of Education’s (MoE)’s plans for the future of higher education in Malaysia. It was also an acknowledgment of the shortcomings that have made such a policy review necessary.

Malaysia is enjoying uninterrupted momentum in attracting investment and trade flows destined for South-east Asia. As a leading trading nation it has the necessary infrastructure and determination to compete and partner with its ASEAN neighbors to create a more sustainable growth model.