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Homeschooling in Malaysia: A Vibrant Explosion
Interview with Homeschool Pioneers in Malaysia
Interest in Homeschooling Grows in Malaysia
The Homeschooling Option
My home, my school
Compulsory attendance: 7–12
Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is legal. Although the Education Act of 1996 (Act 550) made primary education compulsory, several homeschool parents met with the Minister of Education to clarify the effect on homeschoolers. The Minister stated that fines for not sending children to school only apply to parents or guardians who neither send their children to school nor educate them in any way at home.
However, homeschoolers must apply for school exemption from the Ministry of Education, and stringent regulations have developed that often prevent families from obtaining official approval.
Estimated number of homeschoolers: Hundreds of families.
Malaysia Home Education Network: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/malhen/
Last Updated: March 16, 2011