PRIVATE education in Malaysia is at its peak.
Today, half of our tertiary students are graduates of private institutions, Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (Mapcu) president Datuk Dr Parmjit Singh said.
“Private education was born out of necessity. Our growth was demand-driven. Now, even foreigners are flocking here because they know that with our degrees, they can get jobs when they go back home,” he said, adding that the best indicator of a good private education, is employability.
Dr Parmjit, who’s also the founder and executive director of Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), offered a glimpse into the rise of private education in the country: