MANAMA (Bahrain), July 7 (Bernama) - The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail hopes Bahrain will look into the possibility of sending more students to Malaysia for further studies at various fields.
According to him, Bahraini student would be able to take advantage of the condusive environment in Malaysia due to the high standards of living, reasonable cost, availability of halal food and respectful people.
"Having Bahraini students studying in Malaysia would also provide an enriching experience of cultural understanding and connectedness between Bahrainis and Malaysians," he said after a meeting with the Bahrain minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa and Bahrain Minister of Education, Dr Majid Ali Al Nuaimi, here today.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said despite the comparatively lower cost, Malaysian education institutions were known for the high quality and standard of curriculum development and programmes offered.
"Futhermore, these institutions provide state-of-the art facilities that would ensure that students would be able to not only absorb knowledge but also to enhance their innovativeness and creativity, enabling them to compete with the best in the world," he added.
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Tuanku Syed Faizuddin also encouraged further collaboration between Malaysian and Bahraini institutions of higher learning and other forms of cooperation between both countries.
He said public higher education institutions and the private sectors in Malaysia, including Perlis, would always be open to international students, including Bahrain to pursue studies in various fields.
The Raja Muda of Perlis also suggested that the government of Bahrain extended the validity of visa on arival to Malaysia from 14 days to 90 days, which correspond to the existing arrangment where Malaysia has granted a 90-day visa-free to Bahrain.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin now in Bahrain for a two-day working visit.