Focus on accountability of schools to parents & students
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Improve education by hiring better qualified teachers
Blake Chen
| December 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: World Bank chief economist Sudhir Shetty said today that basic education in Malaysia will not be improved by spending more money.

He stated that Malaysia is “on the high side” when it comes to spending money on education.
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Improve education by hiring better qualified teachers
Blake Chen
| December 4, 2015

World Bank chief economist claims that it is not about spending money but by increasing accountability of schools to parents and students.

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KUALA LUMPUR: World Bank chief economist Sudhir Shetty said today that basic education in Malaysia will not be improved by spending more money.

He stated that Malaysia is “on the high side” when it comes to spending money on education.

“If you look at it relative to per capita, Malaysia actually spends quite a lot of money. It’s not about spending money.

“It should be focused on increasing the accountability of schools to parents and students and improving the quality of teachers,” Sudhir said in a speech on economic challenges and opportunities for Malaysia today.

He added that it would be difficult for Malaysia to achieve a knowledge–based economy if the quality of basic education was poor.

“This is not about access to education or whether or not children go to school.

“It’s about whether they learn anything in school and whether or not by the time they make it to university they have the basic maths, reading and science skills to succeed in a knowledge–based economy,” Sudhir said.

He also said that the improvement of basic education would help accelerate human capital development in Malaysia.

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