Kuala Lumpur : GD Holdings and its Chinese partner Foshan Jin Ying Real Estate Co Ltd, China are planning to spend as much as RM10 billion over the next ten years, to help turn Nilai’s vision city into an educational hub.
The venture’s managing director managing director Huan Woon Han explains that a growing population will lead to an increased demand for schools. So, the final phase of Vision City will comprise an education hub featuring international schools and colleges.
With this in mind, GD Development signed a memorandum of understanding with the Queensland State Education Department to use the Year 1 to 12 Australian syllabus for the international school to be constructed in this phase.
“We are bringing in quality international syllabus to help reduce the brain-drain issue in the country. First, we want to retain the teachers here as they will be better paid in international schools. Also, this will increase the chances of our young people staying here to study,” Huan says.
“It has been proven that the British and Australian education systems produce quality students. We are not condemning our government’s education system but we are offering a different type of system to our younger generation.”