English Language Company, an ELT business operating in Asia and Australia, has won an award for its enterprise in Malaysia and commitment to helping build up an English skills infrastructure in the region, scooping the ARFF ASEAN Outstanding Business Award for international education.
Grok Education Services, an education and market entry consultancy company, has opened up a subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, citing significant interest from its institutional clients in having onshore support in the region.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Education released a national ‘blueprint’ of higher education last week, which will aim to transform the country’s higher education sector, and enable it to compete on a global scale.
The Malaysian government says it is on track to meet its goal of attracting 200,000 international students annually by 2020 as it implements new measures to raise English language levels in tertiary education. Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that all university students will be required to pass English language in order to graduate from university.
The Malaysian government has launched a new identity card for international students in a bid to better ensure that incoming students are genuine and high quality. The first student I-Kads, which form part of a wider crackdown on illegal immigration, were issued on July 1.