Wealthy districts are allocated lower funding while recognized low income districts are allocated significantly higher funding. Public school funding aims at shifting the education cost from individual tax payers to the state; however, the funding does not offer additional wealth for school programs.
National Secondary Schools use Malay as the main medium of instruction because Malay language is the National language of Malaysia while English is a compulsory subject in all schools.
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SinceScience and Mathematics had been taught in English, however in the government decided to revert to use Malay starting in year In addition, foreign languages such as Arabic or Japanese may be taught at certain schools. Secondary education lasts for five years, referred to as Form Tingkatan 1 to 5.
Most students who had completed primary education are admitted to Form 1. As in primary schools, students are promoted to the next year regardless of their academic performance.
Co-curricular activities are compulsory at the secondary level, where all students must participate in at least 2 activities for most states, and 3 activities for the Sarawak region. There are many co-curricular activities offered at the secondary level, varying at each school and each student is judged based in these areas.
Competitions and performances are regularly organised. Co-curricular activities are often categorised under the following: Student may also participate in more than 2 co-curricular activities.
The Academic stream is generally more desirable. Students are allowed to shift to the Arts stream from the Science stream, but rarely vice versa.
Previously, this was reported on result slips as a separate result labelledwhich meant students received two grades for their English papers. This separate grade is given based on the marks of the essay-writing component of the English paper. The essay section of the English paper is remarked under the supervision of officials from the British 'O' Levels examination.
Although not part of their final certificates, the 'O' Level grade is included on their results slip. Shortly after the release of the SPM results in Marchthe Education Ministry announced it was considering reforming the SPM system due to what was perceived as over-emphasis on As. Local educators appeared responsive to the suggestion, with one professor at the University of Malaya deploring university students who could not write letters, debate, or understand footnoting.
He complained that "They don't understand what I am saying.
I cannot communicate with them. Secondary schools using other languages as medium of instruction, most of them Chinese schools, were offered government aid on the condition that they convert into English-medium schools.
In the s, as the government began to abolish English-medium education in public schools, all National-type Secondary School were gradually converted into Malay-medium schools. However, Chinese educational groups are unwelcoming of the new development and continue to push for the distinction to be made between the 78 formerly Chinese-medium schools and other secondary schools.
The schools continue to have "SMJK" on the school signboards and boards of directors continue to manage the school properties, as opposed to schools that are directly managed by the government.
Most former Chinese-medium SMJK continue to have a majority Chinese student and teacher population, usually only accept students from Chinese-medium primary schools, have Chinese language as a compulsory subject and have bilingual Malay and Chinese school announcements.
These schools are either full-time day or boarding schools 'asrama penuh'.
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These schools used to cater mainly for Malay elites but have since expanded as schools for nurturing Malays who are outstanding academically or those displaying talents in sports and leadership. The schools are modelled after British Boarding School.
Post-secondary education Pre University [ edit ] See also: List of post-secondary institutions in Malaysia After the SPM, students from public secondary school would have a choice of either studying Form 6 or the matriculation pre-university.
Although it is generally taken by those desiring to attend public universities in Malaysia, it is internationally recognised and may also be used, though rarely required, to enter private local universities for undergraduate courses.
Additionally all students may apply for admission to matriculation.
This matriculation is a one or two-year programme  run by the Ministry of Education. Not all applicants for matriculation are admitted and the selection criteria are not publicly declared, which has led to speculation that any criteria existing may not be adhered to.
Having been introduced after the abolishment of a racial-quota-based admission into universities, the matriculation programme continues the role of its predecessor, albeit in modified form. The matriculation programme adopts a semester basis examination two semesters in a year.
Similarly, STPM involves three-term examinations one final examination every termtwo resit examinations at the end of the final term if desired by studentsas well as coursework depending on each subject except for General Studies where coursework is mandatory covering all one and a half years' syllabus.
After completing the program, the students are placed into various science-based courses in local universities through the meritocracy system.
Some students undertake their pre-university studies in private colleges. More recently, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is becoming more popular as a pre-university option.
The Government has claimed  that admission to universities are purely meritocracy based and do not have plans to change the system.And after studying the disbursement of funds, the Basic Education Funding Commission has voted to adopt a new formula that would theoretically address much of the bias when it comes to how state.
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Education in Malaysia is overseen by the Ministry of Education (Kementerian Pendidikan).Although education is the responsibility of the Federal Government, each state and federal territory has an Education Department to co-ordinate educational matters in its territory.
The main legislation governing education is the Education Act The education system is divided into preschool education.