The Educational Origins of Penang’s Skills Mismatch and Brain Drain

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

January 2023 EDITORIAL
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EDUCATION IS REGARDED as a human right today. Therefore, most modern states, barring those who expressly consider public education to be a threat to their continued exercise of political or religious power have felt duty-bound to provide some level of formal schooling to every one of their citizens.But nation building in young countries tends to be more formalistic than substantial. This is understandable; the way it is understandable that state institutions in such countries are often constructed as part and...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: