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Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on

by StudyMalaysia.com on August 30, 2019 | Top Stories

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on - StudyMalaysia.com


Happy Merdeka! This National Day, we look at how far the education scene has come in Malaysia and share some interesting facts too!

Interesting facts about Education In Malaysia

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Malaysia has had 24 Ministers of Education and four Ministers of Higher Education.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Tun Abdul Razak Hussein was the first Education Minister. He held this position from 1952 until 31 August 1957 when he became the first Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on

Established on 1 January 1962, Universiti Malaya is the oldest university in Malaysia.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on In the QS World University Rankings 2020, Universiti Malaya clinched 70th position, its highest ever ranking.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Malaysia now has:
20 public universities, 37 polytechnics, 105 community colleges

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Multimedia University First private university in Malaysia, established in 1996.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Monash University Malaysia First foreign university branch campus in Malaysia, established in 1998.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Today, Malaysia has:
47 private universities, 34 private university-colleges, 10 foreign university branch campuses

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on The Compulsory Education Act 2003 ensured that six years of primary education is compulsory for all Malaysians.

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Since 2008, primary and secondary school students at public schools enjoy free textbooks under the Textbook Loan Scheme

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on In 1958, there were 4430 primary schools in Malaysia; in 2018, the number was recorded at 7776

Education in Malaysia sixty-two years on Malaysia is home to about 170,000 international students from 135 countries

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