Private Schools Case Study

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As mentioned previously, private international school used to be dominated by expatriate students. Some of the other factors that affects the demand of private primary and secondary schooling in Malaysia includes socioeconomic background, location, education curriculum, teacher’s qualities and learning environment. Today, the number of student attending private schools have increased dramatically closely to 50% than it’s used to be in the past due to the fact that many parents from local families sent their children to private schools. These families are mostly from upper-middle class in which they can afford the cost of private schooling which is averagely from RM 20000 to RM 100000 per year (Malay Mail Online, . Parents within these social…show more content…
(Waslander, Pater and Weide, 2010). Factors that affects the supply of private schools in Malaysia includes the market of education, migration and social trends among the locals. Education today become a necessity in which there is always a market for education in the society. Private school promotes themselves with a different approach in such that private education offers a different, revised, 'better' education is offered. With an all rounded focused education equipped with better facilities and resources, it attracts their targeted consumers which consist of people from the middle class and above. Private schools incorporate new ways of learning in their curriculum in which becomes a bonus when compared to public school systems. Ideally, the main goal of private for profit institutes is to generate profit. Other than that, according to a report by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on population division, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 232 million in 2013, up from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. This shows that migration is much convenient in comparison in the past. People move abroad due to factors such as wanting a better lifestyle, job offer, education and desired living environment. Private schools used to cater to the…show more content…
Primary and secondary school education is compulsory and government funded in Malaysia. Although public schools are provided, some parents still send their children to private schools with the assumption that private institutes offer better quality of education. Private education as an alternative of public school are marketed with a more well rounded educational focused system with professionally trained teachers and the availability of facilities and resources. Despite that, the extra cost of education from added in the annual expenditure of a household is resulting parents to reconsider if the value of private education is worth the large amount of cost. Besides that, stakeholders' are questioning the sustainability of private institutions because of economic uncertainty. The percentage of students attending private primary and secondary school are relatively small in comparison to student attending public school nationwide. Due to the fact that private schools are not government funded or subsidized, private schools rely on public donations, patron sponsorships, fundraising and tuition fees as the form of income. A large amount of funds are needed private institutions to revise and improve different aspects such as educational resources, teachers, facilities, infrastructure, utilities and activities in order to
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