Parents are voting with their wallets, in choosing the best way to educate their children. This is happening despite, the cost of education in private international schools getting steeper by between three per cent and six per cent per annum.
The numbers are astonishing, both in terms of enrollment and the number of schools mushrooming to take advantage of the education boon. Check out what, Singapore’s Today online has to say on the numbers :
Malaysia has more Malaysian students enrolled in English-medium international schools than international students for the past few years. As of March this year, there are 39,161 Malaysian students enrolled in these schools, compared with just 21,995 foreigners.
There are now 126 international schools in Malaysia, and this figure had been growing at a rate of 19 per cent a year, according to reports. In 2012, the Malaysian government removed the 40 per cent quota for Malaysian enrollment at international schools. In 2013, for the first time, the number of Malaysian students attending international schools surpassed that of international students.