Malaysia has been a consistent and valued COL partner over the years. The eminent Malaysian Tan Sri Dato’ Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan was the President and CEO of COL from 1996 to 2004, and other Malaysians have held leadership roles within the organisation. Open and distance learning (ODL) is popular in Malaysia, with about half of working adults involved in it. Teacher training through ODL is thriving. Malaysia is a regular contributor to COL’s budget and has hosted a number of important COL meetings.

School-age Population by Education Level1

3,875,999

 

2,894,270

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

68.5%

 

73.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20121

40.6%

 

33.6%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

62.5%

 

52.9%

Secondary(2004)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

90.8%

 

95.4%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

46%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

13%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

76

 

72

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

15.3 144.7
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
8.2 12.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
65.1 67
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015