Established on 7 July 1966

Status Governmental (1 Ministry)

Department attached to Ministry of Education Malaysia

Legislation The National Commission has a Constitution.


Structure of the Commission

The National Commission consists of the following bodies:
– General Assembly
– The Specialized Committees made up of 6 sub-committees dealing with:

(1) Education

(2) Science

(3) Culture and Communications

(4) Social Sciences

(5) Higher Education

(6) External Relations



The National Commission comprises 21 members representing the Ministries, universities and individuals. The General Assembly meets once or twice a year.


Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions

The National Commission continuously communicates and discusses with its counterparts of the Asia and the Pacific Region, as well as with the regional office in Jakarta and Bangkok.