History of Malaysian Education System: Year 1824 to 2025

11 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2020 Last revised: 2 Dec 2020

Date Written: November 22, 2020


The Malaysian education systems have a long history before the Pre-World War II since 1824 to 1957, and it continued to reform from 1957 to 2020. This paper was written chronologically by addressing 201 years of Malaysian education reforms, events, reports and frameworks from past, present and future. It elaborates the future of education Malaysia based on the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013- 2025. Additionally, the Covid-19 Pandemic in March 2020 has caused the Ministry of Education Malaysia to take actions to ensure the schooling systems continue in a safe environment, although the entire country was lockdown. The researcher has provided recommendations to Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) based on the action that was taken due to Covid -19 Pandemic by reviewing various literatures related to future of schooling globally. It is hoped that, this paper will support the future researchers to comprehend the data, and carry out research studies that can be piloted by providing a practical solutions in the schooling systems.

Keywords: Malaysian Education Systems, Education Reforms, Talent Development, COVID–19

JEL Classification: A13, F43

Suggested Citation

Sivalingam, Ananda Devan, History of Malaysian Education System: Year 1824 to 2025 (November 22, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3735372 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3735372

Ananda Devan Sivalingam (Contact Author)

Universiti Kuala Lumpur ( email )

Level 8, Bangunan Yayasan Selangor
No. 74, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur

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