MARA, or The Council of Trust for the People, was formed through an Act of Parliament in 1966 and was entrusted with the responsibility to promote, stimulate, facilitate and undertake economic and social development of the people especially in the rural areas. Its current motto of Global Entrepreneurship and Education clearly defines MARA’s role to transform the people to meet global challenges by providing training and education at world standards. It is an organization with a mission to spearhead the fields of entrepreneurship, education and investment in order to enhance equity holding of the people. MARA has 517 operational centres which include 323 educational institutions throughout Malaysia and eight MARA offices abroad. Currently, MARA is sponsoring 44,435 students locally and in 31 countries around the world at various levels of education.
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