Society has a moral obligation to ensure that all children, regardless of social or economic standing are able to access and receive adequate education to secure a good future and become a contributing member of society.
Malaysia ranked third among 20 countries, after Finland and China for being a nation that provides equal opportunity for all1. The nation prides itself for providing free education for all citizens from primary to secondary school levels2. In 2019, enrolment rates were 98.1%, 95.8% and 88.8% for primary, lower secondary and upper secondary schools respectively3. In Sabah, dropout rates amongst at-risk students have steadily declined from 13.5% to 9% between 2012 to 20152.