Taking education outside the school


As the world shifts further into technological mode, the emphasis of local education is expected to shift to Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM). While this is yet to be fully a reality, learning centres are presently filling the gap.

According to the World Bank, in 2010, 14% of our GDP per capita consisted of public spending on primary education. Singapore on the other hand recorded 11.2% of its GDP per capita being spent on primary education through public spending1. This puts us in a position where it is quite safe to say that Malaysia does take its investment in education quite seriously. But are our investments receiving the returns they deserve?

The two charts show that the return of investment on education is in fact not all too impressive in the areas of mathematics and science.

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