KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on international students, who are considering their path in education, to come and study in Malaysia.
Malaysia, he said, offered a proven well-balanced private and public education system that had successfully produced graduates who excelled in their careers.
“Students who study abroad become explorers and we are in that amazing part of the world where so many cultures co-exist harmoniously, where you will find incredible customs and traditions, exotic and wonderful food as well as astonishing social dynamics.
“You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in a different style of education is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions and its cultures,” he said in a video on Facebook yesterday.
Dr Mahathir noted that studying abroad was essential in becoming a successful global citizen and further emphasised that education was crucial for the development of nations, their peoples, economies and societies.
“In today’s work places, great value is placed on having real experiences with the world beyond your borders, experiences that are very different from your own,” he said.
He believes that international students would find the experience studying in Malaysia as a journey worth taking and cherishing if they consider the suggestion to study in Malaysia. — Bernama