Mission schools with student, teacher shortage struggle for relevance


Noel Achariam

Malaysian Federation of Lasallian Alumni Associations president Michael Simon says lower academic standards is one reason for the low student enrolment at the mission schools today. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, December 24, 2017.

GUARDIANS of mission schools in the country believe that the institutions that groomed a generation of Malaysians, including some of the country’s top leaders, are still relevant today.

But faced with the changing landscape of Malaysian education, missions schools will have to review their strategy or risk being phased out by declining student enrolment and shortage of experienced teaching staff, said Malaysian Federation of Lasallian Alumni Associations president Michael Simon.


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