New CEO for Cambridge International Examinations visits Malaysia, which sees record growth in Cambridge qualifications

26 April 2013

The number of students taking Cambridge qualifications in Malaysia has risen significantly this year. New figures from Cambridge International Examinations reveal that schools in Malaysia made over 70,000 entries for Cambridge qualifications, seeing a rise of 30% since 2012. There are now over 110 Cambridge schools in Malaysia. More than 2,600 schools in over 20 countries make up the Cambridge learning community in Asia Pacific.

Michael O’Sullivan, newly appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations, visited Malaysia this week and met with school principals from across the country and representatives from the Ministry of Education and the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate. He said: “It is a privilege to meet with educators from across Malaysia, where we have a strong relationship with schools and the popularity of our qualifications continues to grow. Our programmes and qualifications have a proven reputation for providing students in Malaysia and around the world with an excellent preparation for university and life beyond.” 

To celebrate the achievements of Cambridge learners in Malaysia, Cambridge holds an annual event called the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Malaysia. Over 100 learners from across Malaysia received awards from Hon. Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, Deputy Minister of Education, at the last event in November 2012. 

To find out more, visit Cambridge Assessment Singapore's website