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Posted On: 7 September 2018 08:19 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Malaysia Education Fair in Qatar kicks off

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Malaysia Education Fair

The Malaysia Education Fair kicked off in Doha yesterday and will run for three days.

The fair, held for the second time, is organized by the Malaysian embassy in Doha, Education Malaysia Global Services and My Aspiration.

In parallel to the fair, "Study In Malaysia" education counselling session will be held to showcase education opportunities in Malaysia, as part of the Malaysian government's aim to develop the country into an international education hub.

The Malaysian Ambassador to Qatar, Dato Ahmad Fadil bin Shamsuddin said Malaysia offered foreign students the best of two worlds -- a degree from a highly recognized international university and at a very affordable cost.

"One of the main attractions Malaysia holds for foreign students is affordability. Aside from affordable tuition fees, another great reason to study in Malaysia is the relatively low cost of living," he added.

He said the sessions provided an ideal platform to showcase tertiary education quality programs and curriculum carried out by the Malaysian public and private universities and Malaysia based foreign university branch campuses.

In an exclusive interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA), the envoy said an agreement had been signed between Qatar and Malaysia in the higher education field. He added there are exchange students from both sides and opportunities available for Qatari students to continue their higher studies in Malaysia and the same applies for Malaysian students to continue their studies in Qatar.

He said meeting were held on Thursday with Qatari officials from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to discuss issues such as certificate accreditation for five universities, with a possibility for a higher number soon.

On the cultural relations the ambassador said there is strong cooperation between both sides adding that in the coming days Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will visit Doha, where topics such as culture will be discussed.

He added that the 5,000 Malaysian expatriates residing in Qatar are playing an important role in strengthening the relations between both countries.

Source: The Peninsula