New Zealand teams up with Malaysia for Early Childhood Education degree
Early childhood education plays a big role in a child's development. Source: Shutterstock

If you’re in Malaysia and want to make a real impact on children’s lives, the New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is now offering an Early Childhood Education degree at Kuala Lumpur’s Kolej Dika.

The three-year bachelor’s degree is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Malaysia’s Higher Education Ministry.

“This significant achievement is one of international importance for New Zealand and Malaysia celebrating innovation, shared commitment to excellence and creating opportunity for a specialised degree in Malaysia for teachers of young children,” said NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox.

“NZTC has been working on establishing educational relationships in Malaysia for a number of years and it will be exciting to see these relationships grow to a new level in the years ahead.

“We look forward to the relationships between New Zealand and Malaysia continuing to evolve, founded on the value of education for us all.”

For students holding a diploma, they can now upgrade to the internationally recognised and accredited degree, the college said in a statement.

Malaysian students taking the Bachelor of Education (ECE) are also eligible for the National Higher Education Fund loans.

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According to its website, NZTC provides qualifications that range from certificate to master’s level, such as Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education), both of which are approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) – the body which oversees the national quality framework for the Australian early childhood sector.

The college is also recognised by China’s Education Ministry and is listed on the Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxiwang website for high-quality education institutions outside China.

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