“Education in Malaysia is certainly a hot topic, but not where school fees are concerned! During the tabling of Budget 2012, the Prime Minister announced that school fees for primary and secondary education in Malaysia will be abolished. Since then, parents who chose to send their kids to government schools must surely breathe a sigh of relief. Before 2012, parents were expected to fork out between RM24.50 to RM33.50 for co-curriculum, internal test papers, Malaysian Schools Sports Council fees and insurance premium. But then again, education is not exactly “free” in Malaysia. The usual club and team membership and PIBG fees still apply and could reach up to RM50 per year.
Unlike government school, enrolling your precious children into a private school is a completely different story. One could expect to pay a hefty sum for a semester’s worth of learning.”