Let’s work together: (from left) Javid, Anderson, Yeoh and British Council schools director Chris Hickey exchange documents after signing the MoU.
PLANS are now underway for the setting up of the British Council School in Kuala Lumpur, next year.
The new school in Sentul West, Kuala Lumpur, will offer its outstanding quality of education aimed at Malaysian nationals.
It will have an emphasis on multilingual and multicultural learning.
The plans were announced by British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid, who also said that 2016 would be a year of celebration of the strong education relationship between the UK and Malaysia.
Javid was in the country recently as part of the British Prime Minister’s official delegation to several South Asian countries.
He visited the British Council offices, spoke to students, and also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the British Council and property development company YTL Land & Development Berhad.
The British Council has operated in Malaysia since 1947, offering educational and cultural links and exchanges with the UK, and acting as a major player in the teaching and learning of English.
The British Council currently runs one school in Madrid, Spain, offering a bilingual and bicultural education to Spanish nationals.
The school recently was rated “outstanding” in all aspects of education from Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills), which reports on the quality of education in British schools.