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Higher education as an industry

August 18, 2019 | National News

EDUCATION is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela.

Education is the one pillar that cannot be absent in nation building. It is, to many, the most important foundation in a country’s social and economic development. Thus, with all these importance and virtues, can it be viewed as an industry?

In Malaysia, the education sector has come a long way since the first school, Penang Free School, was built in 1816 to provide formal education. After gaining independence, the government set up government-owned schools to provide education to its citizens. The establishment of Universiti Malaya in 1962 acted as a catalyst for decades of education excellence. It is realised that the early years after independence only government schools and universities were torchbearers with the responsibility to provide education to the people.

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