Malaysia To Encourage Investors In Setting Up New International Schools

24 August, 2016

Malaysia To Encourage Investors In Setting Up New International Schools
Malaysia Education Ministry has reiterated its stand to encourage and help foreign investors in setting up new international schools outside the Klang Valley area.

P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister for Education, while speaking at the opening of a new international school said, his Government is committed to welcome investment in international school provision available in the country. “We have about 116 international schools nationwide. The ministry also has approved a few more and we welcome any investors who would like to set up the school away from Klang Valley,”

The Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley regions have attracted expatriates and international schools. Almost 23% of Malaysia’s international schools are located in Kuala Lumpur and hence government is making efforts to attract investment to other areas.

According to Sami Yosef, the head of Southeast Asia research at the ISC, “Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley is already developing at a pace, supported by government aspirations to make it a leading global metropolis,”

“Beyond Klang Valley there are many opportunities across Malaysia where current demand is not met by the supply of schools, for example in Sepang, Sungai Buloh and Penang.”

Minister Kamalanathan said that his Ministry would offer advice and consultation to expand education facilities in Malaysia. He also said that more education providers are interested in setting up international schools; his ministry received two proposals to set up international schools in Kluang and Batu Pahat in Johor.

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