The Yes2Malaysia education expo at Pusat Insani in Seria last Friday had a huge turnout with visitors comprising Bruneians, Malaysians and other expatriates dropping by to look for study opportunities for their children.
“This is a good testament that Malaysia is an education hub. We have other nationalities – Middle-East, China, Japan and Korea – coming to Malaysia to pursue their studies,” said REXPOCentral Sdn Bhd Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Rezal in an interview at the Yes2Malaysia Education Fair yesterday.
REXPOCentral has been the organiser of Yes2Malaysia for many years with this year marking its 15th iteration and the biggest to date.
“Malaysia continues to be a primary destination for a lot of Bruneians,” he added, “Although the main market is Bruneians, a number of Malaysians also attended the fair to look for study opportunities for their children”.
The education fair is organised twice a year – in February and August.
He also said that there is not much difference pre- and post-pandemic as the demand has been steadily growing throughout years, except during the height of COVID-19 during which the demand was stunted. But since borders have re-opened, they are expecting a huge influx of international students this year.
“I continue to advocate education in Malaysia because it is not only affordable, but it is also quality education and experience. A lot of Bruneians like to go to Malaysia because they feel there is no gap in terms of experience, like going to other countries where you need some time to adapt,” he said.
“The expo has a collection of top universities in Malaysia and it is held after the release of the ‘O’ and ‘A’-Level examinations and this helps to attract people to the expo,” said Ahmad Rezal.