EPP 4: Expanding Private Teacher Training

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
  • Projected jobs by 2020

Malaysia aims to address the shortage of good teachers by developing high quality teachers, especially in critical subjects such as English, Bahasa Malaysia, Math and Science.

This will be achieved through initiatives under this EPP, which include considering the "Open System" for teacher training as proposed by the 10th Malaysia Plan.

The "Open System" encourages the liberalisation of pre-service training of public school teachers in private teacher training institutions and for the provision of in-service training by private operators in classes and via the Internet.


  • The 200 pre-service English teachers who had completed Semester 4 of their Bachelor of Education programme sat for their IELTs exam at the end of 2014.
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