Muhyiddin to highlight Malaysian education at Commonwealth meeting
The Malaysian deputy prime minister will share Malaysia’s experience in education development and seek to have more students from member states to study in Malaysia at the 19th Conference of the Commonwealth of Education Ministers (19CCEM). He will also discuss Malaysia’s desire to produce a skilled workforce through programs like the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) initiative as well as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.
Malaysia welcomed 3,900 Commonwealth students in 2014, up from 3,200 in 2013.A total of 52,000 Malaysians studied in Commonwealth countries in 2014, the majority of them in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India and Singapore. The figure was only 33,000 in 2013. Malaysiais seeking to woo more students from the 53 Commonwealth nations to study in the Southeast Asian country as it positions itself as a regional education hub.
Source: The Malaysian Times