Pakistani students should opt for Malaysian Varsities: Consul General

Karachi, June 30, 2013 (PPI-OT): Malaysia is the emerging hub of higher education in South East Asia and Pakistani students should avail this opportunity. Malaysia with 21 public universities, 5 branch campuses of UK and Australian universities, 33plus private universities and more than 500 higher education institutes provide a diverse range of courses in various areas of specialisations.

This was said by the Malaysian Consul General Mr Abu Bakar Mamat while briefing the media about the two-day Tenth Study Malaysia Education Exhibition to be held in Karachi from June 29.

Mr Mamat said foreign students aspiring for quality and affordable international degrees now look to Asian countries and Malaysia is fast becoming a higher education hub in Asia. Malaysia ranks ninths worldwide as a preferred destination for international students by the United Nation Education Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The high standard and excellent facilities Malaysian universities provide have been key to attracting many foreign students.

The organiser of Malaysia Education Exhibition, North Pole International’s Managing Director Mr Babar Bashir briefing the media said Malaysia has emerged as one of the main education markets in Pakistan due to several advantages. He said this is evident from the fact that more than 3,000 Pakistanis have chosen Malaysia as a destination for higher studies in the last three to four years.

Mr Bashir added that 13 of the best public and private higher educational institutes in Malaysia are showcased by North Pole International at a two-day exhibition which opens on June 29 at Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi. He said the exhibition will also be held in Islamabad and Lahore. The Exhibition is also endorsed by the Malaysian High Commission in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Consulate General of Malaysia
No. 7-A, Main Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase V, DHA
Tel: (92 21) 3529 5618/19
Fax: (92 21) 3529 5614/17