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Secondary education in Malaysia: How much do you know?

For youth worldwide, secondary education can play a very crucial role in shaping understanding of the world, individual identity and opportunities in life. But secondary education is different across countries. So how much do we really know about secondary education? (Test yourself below…)

This booklet is part of UNESCO Bangkok’s ‘Secondary Education Regional Information Base Country Profiles’ series. With a focus on Malaysia, it provides a comprehensive overview of the institutional context, key education indicators and statistics, policies and structures of the national secondary system in Malaysia using data from UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and national sources. 

It provides answers to questions like: 

How many years of compulsory education exist in Malaysia? What is unique about education in Malaysia? What recent legislative changes have been made to the education system? What is the entrance examination process for secondary education? What is the size of the secondary education sector? How about enrolment rates? What is the government vision for secondary education in Malaysia? 

Find the answers and learn more about secondary education in Malaysia here:

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Secondary Education Regional Information Base: Country Profile - Malaysia
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2011, 20 p.

ISBN 978-92-9223-373-0 (Print version)
ISBN 978-92-9223-374-7 (Electronic version)