malaysia education statistics

Malaysia's education has never been weaker: in an OECD survey, 20% of Malaysian principals "accidentally" admitted extreme teacher absenteeism affected learning.

The entire Ministry of Education knows.

Quality Education v. Actual Years in Malaysian Schools

Causes of Employee Disciplinary Action in Malaysia's Ministry of Education (2010 to 2017)

The Cost of Ignorance


—yearly losses as a result of a secondary school teacher's absence (source: UPSI)


—yearly losses as a result of a primary school teacher's absence (source: UPSI)


—lifetime income gap between an SPM certificate and a degree  (source: DOSM)

55 years

—how many years Malaysia has remained a "Middle Income Nation" (source: KRI)

Percent of Malaysia's Schools Affected by Teacher Absenteeism & If It Hindered Instruction, according to School Principals (2009)

Malaysia's 2019 Federal Budget