Malaysia ranks no. 4 among ASEAN + 3 countries in the Education for All Development Index (EDI), behind Japan, South Korea and Brunei.
The EDI score was based on the improvement of the scores in four evaluated objectives, namely primary net enrolment rate, adult literacy rate, Gender EFA Index and Survival Rate to Grade Five.
Compared to other Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries, Malaysia ranked fifth out of the 33 OIC countries that participated in the survey. Among 20 Commonwealth countries, Malaysia is no. 4.
Of the the 20 Commonwealth countries that participated in the survey, Malaysia was among the top five and among the ASEAN + 3 countries, Malaysia was ranked 4th, behind Japan, South Korea and Brunei.
Malaysia’s position in the Education For All Development Index (EDI) has improved - from 56th placed to 45th out of the 129 countries surveyed.
The Global Monitoring Report 2009 (GMR 2009) survey annual report is Unesco’s mechanism to monitor education development in member countries.
The United States, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are not included in the GMR 2009 survey, which ranked Kazakhstan as first, followed by Japan, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom.
The report on the GMR 2009 was tabled at the High Level Group Meeting on EFA in Oslo, Norway on Dec 17. Malaysia was represented by Hishammuddin at the meeting which was held from Dec 16 to 18.
Source: The Star Online.