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Malaysia education expo draws large crowd

Fadley Faisal

Over 1,400 people flocked to the Yes2Malaysia Education Expo 2022 yesterday. It was the biggest turnout in the expo’s 12-year history, with over 20 higher education institutions showcasing programmes and academic opportunities at Mulia Hotel.

Malaysia is fast emerging as a centre for high-quality education systems and standards of educational excellence in the region with its international standards. A number of colleges and universities are affiliated with reputable overseas universities.

Malaysia is also the pioneer in this region to have branch campuses of foreign universities.

The establishment of these reflects the high level of confidence among Bruneians with Malaysia as a provider of quality education.

The two-day expo is organised by Rexpocentral (Malaysia) in collaboration with MEG Educational services (Brunei), and is held under the purview of the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council (BDNAC).

“We have had very good results in all our previous 12 editions of Yes2Malaysia Education Expo in Brunei Darussalam,” said a representative of the organiser.

Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah officiated the event.

ABOVE & BELOW: Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah officiates the event; and visitors at the expo. PHOTOS: FADLEY FAISAL

CEO of Rexpo Malaysia Ahmed Rezal Chan said, “Despite its small population, our approach to organise an expo in Brunei is based on statistical data and research, which continuously shows the progress in growing number of Bruneian students in Malaysia, which currently hosts over 1,000 students.”

According to Rexpo, Malaysia is offering a comparatively low cost education to countries like Australia, United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), France, and Canada.

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia are dedicated to ensuring high academic standards in the country, Rexpo added.

The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education is a quality assurance body responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education.

In Malaysia, international and local students are able to get foreign degree qualifications from universities in Australia, US, UK, France, and Canada through twinning and 3+0 degrees, as well as foreign university campuses that are already setup in Malaysia.

Through such programmes, students are able to obtain world-class education at a much lower cost. The international community will find Malaysia an ideal destination for all levels of education.

Students have the opportunity to choose from long-term programmes such as Diplomas, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Postgraduate Degrees, or short-term English language courses, summer/motivation camps as well as homestays with the locals.

The infrastructure in Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia with state-of-the-art healthcare and medical facilities, advanced telecommunications infrastructure, world-class university campuses and facilities, and the best expressway network in Southeast Asia.