KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia needs to do more to deliver better outcomes in terms of children's health and learning to boost the incomes of people and country, with returns far into the future, says the World Bank. According to a new release from the World Bank, Malaysia’s overall HCI score is higher than the average for upper-middle income countries and countries in the East Asian and Pacific region. “The HCI highlights that Malaysia is a strong performer with respect to childhood survival: 99 out of 100 children born today survive to the age of five. World Bank said, however, when years of schooling were adjusted for quality of learning, there was only equivalent to 9.1 years, a learning gap of 3.1 years. Raad said the World Bank was committed to working with Malaysia to make needed and transformative shifts towards better nutrition and learning outcomes among children.
Source: The Star October 11, 2018 09:56 UTC