Malaysian students are required to take pre-university science courses if they want to enrol in a university programme. These courses are supervised by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) and schools across the country. Enrolment in pre-university science courses is not mandatory, but it is encouraged to help students develop an interest in science and mathematics. Plus, these courses can help students get admissions into universities which will give them an advantage over their peers who did not take these classes before. The pre-university science course has been designed for high school students only because the entry requirement for university programmes is at least four years of O-level study or a minimum of three years of national senior high school (Sekolah Menengah Atas).
In Malaysia, pre-university science courses are not compulsory. The Ministry of Education (MOE) is still thinking of implementing this in the future after studying its feasibility on its own. Pre-university science courses are offered by private institutions in Malaysia and they offer a range of subjects from biology and chemistry to physics and mathematics. Malaysia’s Ministry of Education is currently developing an innovative pre-university science course that focuses on the importance of science and technology in a student’s everyday life. This course provides students with the knowledge needed for their future studies in STEM subjects and will allow them to learn new skills in science, engineering, and mathematics.
Malaysia is following a national curriculum for Science Education which also includes pre-university science courses. These courses provide a good foundation for high school students to understand the basics of science in Malaysia. Pre-university science courses in Malaysia are an important stepping stone towards achieving their academic goals, as it provides them with relevant skills that they can use throughout their academic career. Malaysia has followed a national curriculum for Science Education which includes pre-university science courses and is helping more and more high school students to achieve their academic goals. Malaysia has a lot of pre-university science courses that are offered in the local language. These include the following:
The Malaysian Science High School Program was started in August by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The program enables high school students to study science as a pre-university subject at the secondary level before they move on to their final year studies in other subjects. The purpose of this paper is to provide critical analysis of Malaysian pre-university science classes that are offered at various levels throughout the country, especially their effectiveness and how they contribute towards improving student interest in sciences at an early age.