Pagoh town is located in the Muar district of the state of Johor in Malaysia. As compared to some of the larger towns in Malaysia, there are relatively little development as of now. This is set to change as Pagoh is earmarked to be a university city which is expected to spur the growth of the northern Johor region. Read about it here on Berry Berry Easy.
Pagoh Education Hub to Transform Pagoh into a University Town
What: Launch of the first phase of the Pagoh Education Hub
When: Phase 1 is expected to be completed by 2015
- Pagoh Education Hub’s first phase has been launched in the middle of September 2011.
The first phase will see the opening of campuses of four local universities such as:
- Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
- International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Research Centre
- Politeknik Pagoh.
A total of 14,000 students can be placed in those institutions of higher learning by the completion of the first phase.
- Newer phases will be introduced in stages for up to 15 years.
- The expected cost is in the range of RM5-6 billion.
The microplan involves the 1000-acre Pagoh Education Hub, which will be built within the 4100-acre Pagoh University Town area.
- The region will be the hub of higher education in the northern regions of Johor.
It will also be the ‘Education Corridor” for the:
- Education Cluster in Vision Valley Malaysia (Greater KL)
- Educity in Nusajaya.
The project is in-line with the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) which is linking to the National Key Results Area (NKRA). It is expected that the socio-economic status of residents in the region will be improved through education opportunities provided.
Incentive will also be offered by the Malaysian government to international universities if they intend to set up branch campuses at the hub.
What do you think of the Pagoh Education Hub? Will this hub really transform Pagoh from a ‘sleepy town’ to a world-class education hub? Berry Berry Easy would like to hear your views.