A Brief History of NAPEI
Established on September 15, 1987, NAPEI represents all levels of private educational institutions in Malaysia. The founding members of NAPEI sought to unite private educational institutions. With an initial registration of 11 members, NAPEI currently has a membership strength of more than 60 with a number of members with branch campuses across Malaysia. NAPEI together with the support from Ministry of Education and other Government bodies continue to represent the cause of local private educational institutions. It seeks to :
- Further enhance and maintain the quality of education in the private sector.
- Be the unifying representative body for all the registered private educational and education - related organisations in the country.
- Be a national body of liason with the government and statutory bodies.
- Provide research facilities, training, management and development programmes for members of the Association.
- Provide educational information to the members and other interested organisations and individuals.
- Assist institutions in raising their professional competency in the administration and operation of their institutions.
- Maintain a register of all private institutions in Malaysia.
- Enhance Malaysia as a centre of educational excellence.
NAPEI National Council 2016-2019
The President's Speech
As President of NAPEI, the oldest Malaysian association for private education, it is my privilege to welcome you to our website. On behalf of NAPEI, I extend warm “GREETINGS and WELCOME”.
More than twenty years ago in 1987, a few individuals in the private education sector saw the need for a collective and concerted effort to enhance and protect the interest of a fast developing private education industry. Today with more than 60 members in the PEI (Private Educational Institutions), NAPEI plays a major role to monitor various legislations, rules & regulations, government policies and issues affecting private education.
Our Association has a membership profile that covers preschool centres to colleges and universities, vocational education providers and supplementary education service providers such as publishers, consultants and education agents.
We have played a pivotal role to ensure the continued growth of all private education providers – be it big or small. In upholding the interests of its stakeholders, the Association has always expressed itself boldly in all education and government forums and seminars.
NAPEI sits on various government and quasi government bodies and has contributed regularly to discussions and policy developments that concern private education providers. We have, through regular memorandums to various ministries, drawn the attention of the government to policies that affect PEI’s. Our presence is strongly felt in all dialogues with government agencies and has ensured a check and balance in the interest of all PEI’s. NAPEI does not differentiate between members and non members; our philosophy is to represent Malaysian Private Education on the whole.
Education is global today. NAPEI’s role is to continue to steer its members in the direction of globalisation and internationalisation. Together, we work to achieve nation building and produce a workforce which is industry-ready. We invite all PEI’s in Malaysia to be members of NAPEI, to speak as one voice and to share our experience for the continued development of Malaysian private education industry. We hope to engage you in our activities and spread the fellowship of a dynamic education industry.President
NAPEI is a private education society registered with the Registrar of Society, Malaysia. Its registration number is ROS 606/87.
All the activities of NAPEI are governed by its constitution.
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