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Malaysia

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Malaysia
Region: Southeast Asia
Population: 21,793,293
Language(s): Bahasa Melayu, English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai, Iban, Kadazan
Literacy Rate: 83.5%
Academic Year: January-November
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 4.9%
Libraries: 471
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 2,840,667
  Secondary: 1,889,592
  Higher: 210,724
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 101%
  Secondary: 64%
  Higher: 12%
Teachers: Primary: 148,000
  Secondary: 102,139
  Higher: 14,960
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 19:1
  Secondary: 19:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 101%
  Secondary: 69%



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