With this country’s ever-changing workforce, many parents have asked themselves “will my child study here or study abroad when it is time for college?”  Many Malaysian parents put an emphasis on education for their child’s development.  This is understandable – many of us want to steward our children towards success and happiness later on in life.  But how do we know if our children will be happier here or happier overseas? There are some educational trends which need to be brought to light, as well as the countries’ goals for the next several years.


Educational Goals for Schools in Malaysia

Over the next few years, Malaysia is putting into place some educational goals which are designed to keep our kiddos here in the country for university rather than overseas.  Here are some of our country’s educational goals:


  1. Placing in the top three countries in international assessments.
  2. Improving education as a profession amongst teachers.
  3. Increasing the number of international students studying in Malaysia.
  4. Reducing the progress/achievement gaps between families with differing financial and geographical backgrounds.
  5. Universal education from preschool onwards.
  6. Increasing the countries’ proficiency in foreign languages.
  7. Affirming the identity of Malaysians.
  8. Increasing post-secondary enrolments.
  9. Increasing the number of international students studying in Malaysia.
  10. Having one Malaysian University rank in the top 25 in Asia.
  11. Increase graduate employability rate to 80% from the current 75%.
  12. Modernize the country’s workforce through advanced training.


One interesting trend is Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education cites a 15% increase in students earning master’s degrees between 2014 and 2015.  At the same time, many students (65%) feel it is difficult to enter the job market even WITH a masters degree or other degree of higher learning.  What does this mean for future generations?  For one, it could mean Malaysian students keep up the trend of going overseas for school.


The point is this:  Malaysia’s workforce is shifting from the manufacturing sector to digital technology.  This means the workforce will need to have more advanced degrees – at the same time, this will be a highly competitive market for students entering the workforce.  The good news is, according to The Star, Malaysian wages are on the rise.  The question is, will it be enough to keep our children home for university, or will they still choose to travel abroad over the next decade or two?  Only time will tell!


About Little Human Scholars School in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.


In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.


The best part is LHS has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app called Toddlytic which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.


With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!


This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.


If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!



Jana Moreno