|Facts on Malaysian Mission Schools / Pic Credit|
- There are currently a total of 438 mission schools in the country.
- Out of 438: 128 are in Sarawak, 101 in Sabah and 209 are in peninsular Malaysia.
- The first mission school was the St Xavier's Institution, established in Penang in 1852.
- Most mission schools started out as single-sex schools and used English as the medium of instruction.
- In 1970s, most mission schools agreed to the Education Ministry managing the school but maintained ownership of the school buildings and the land.
- Examples of leaders who attended mission schools are Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who both went to St John's institution, Kuala Lumpur