International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
The Level of Competence of the School Cooperative Board Members in Malaysia

Abstract

 

The idea of setting up a cooperative school in Malaysia was first raised in 1953 during the Malay Cooperation Conference. Until now, the level of competence of School Cooperative Board Members is still vague based on the experience of National Co-operative Movement of Malaysia (ANGKASA) and there is no evidence of a comprehensive scientific study on School Cooperative Board Members in Malaysia. Thus, the objective of this study is to determine the level of competence of School Cooperative Board Members in Malaysia at present. This study involved 300 School Cooperative Boards from 10 school categories throughout Malaysia. The respondents of this study consisted of School Cooperative Board Members, which is a total of 4,500 people who were randomly selected systematically. The results of the main study found that the overall level of competence of School Cooperative Board Members is at a moderate level with an average value as high as 1.94. Therefore, ANGKASA needs to take some actions such as further increasing the existing level of competence from moderate to a better level.