The Numbers on Education in Malaysia and Penang


In Malaysia, there are three levels of education: primary, secondary and tertiary. In 2015 there were 7,763 government and government-aided primary schools with 2,683,992 students; 2,397 government and government-aided secondary schools with 2,072,162 students; and 576 higher education institutions (including private institutions) with 1,272,071 students.[1] , [2]

Primary Level

Malaysia has three types of government and government-aided primary schools – academic schools, religious schools and special education schools. Academic schools include national, national-type Chinese and national-type Tamil schools. As of 2015 there were 7,699 academic schools, 36 religious schools and 28 special education schools in Malaysia (Table 1).

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