Singapore ranks 2nd in 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness report. SEA countries double down on international education. EdTech startups in the Philippines are beginning to attract VC interest.
07 Feb 19. $3.2b, or almost 50% of all VC investment in 2018 occurred in just 27 deals each valued at over USD $50m.
Governments become more open to foreign players. Malaysian international students numbers jump up to 70% . Singapore moves away from testing and competition in schools. Startups focusing on ‘skills and jobs’ score high on VC investment.
Singapore abolishes testing system in schools. Private and international schools in Vietnam can now now enroll up to 50% Vietnamese students.
Singapore ranked 13th worldwide in a study on human capital and productivity. Myanmar draws interest of foreign education providers. Philippines initiates review of its K-12 rollout.