Sunway-Oxbridge To Tap Students' Ideas On Education Transformation

Last update: 15/03/2019

By Nurul Hannah Mohd Yusof

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 (Bernama) -- Sunway Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, has partnered with Oxford and Cambridge Society Malaysia to organise the sixth Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition.

Minister of Education, Dr Maszlee Malik said in a statement, the ministry looked forward to receiving ideas from the students on education transformation, urging secondary students to submit their original essays focused on the topic before April 2.

“This competition is an engaging platform for them to lend their voice in improving the education system while honing their English proficiency, giving them the edge in a competitive globalised workplace,” he added.

Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University, Dr Elizabeth Lee said the competition aimed to prepare secondary school students for their tertiary education and eventual employment through cultivating English proficiency and other soft skills necessary to thrive in the future job market.

Form 1 to Form 5 Malaysian students from all schools except those using the international syllabus can submit their best essay for the Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition 2019 at


 Participants will be divide into Category A (Form 1-3) and category B (Form 4-5) with different length and title for the essay, while on-site finals for the competition will be held on May 25 in several selected Sunway College in Peninsular Malaysia.

Participants of the competition will be in the running for Sunway bursaries worth RM202,000, cash prizes worth RM28,000 and Sunway PALS points totalling 160,000 points.

Sunway will award a desktop computer worth RM3,500 to the school with the most number of submissions.

Fully supported by the ministry, and aligned with the aims of Malaysia Education Blueprint, this is the longest running essay competition in the nation, with the first being in 2014, and the only competition to offer tertiary education bursaries.

The Sunway-Oxbridge Competition aims to generate more than 4,000 entries from students nationwide this year, as the competition received more than 3,500 submissions last year from 400 schools with SMK Infant Jesus Convent (M) Johor submitting the most number of essays.