KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) -- The decision to abolish the 40 per cent quota
for locals to enrol in international schools will not affect enrolment in
national and national-type schools, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said this was because the enrolment
capacity of the international schools was small compared to mainstream schools.
"The government has studied the matter in detail and has found that abolishing
the quota will not pose a problem to national schools because of their limited
enrolment capacity," he told a press conference here today.
Further allaying fears that the move would impact national shcools,
Muhyiddin said the move actually had more plus points for the country especially
in restricting outflow of funds as more parents would opt to send their children
to international schools rather than to Singapore or other countries.
He also said the steep fees imposed by international schools would also make it
difficult for many parents to enrol their children at them.
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