Country Focal Points

Each Minister of Education in the Commonwealth Asian countries nominates a senior official as CEMCA Focal Point. The role of the Focal Point is to interact with CEMCA, co-ordinate with other ministries, disseminate CEMCA-related information to interested stakeholders, and keep the Ministers and other senior officials briefed about CEMCA’s work.

Triennial regional meetings of Focal Points enable CEMCA to get first-hand information of country priorities that contribute to the development of CEMCA’s next plan CEMCA will continue to engage with the Focal Points, encouraging them to act as in-country advocates.

The current Focal Points are -

1.       For Bangladesh

Ms. Shahnaz Samad
Deputy Secretary 

Ministry of Education
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka, Bangladesh


2.       For Brunei Darussalam

Acting Executive Secretary

Secretariat of Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council
Ministry of Education
Old Airport Road
Berakas BB3510
Brunei Darussalam


3.       For India

Shri S.P. Goyal
Joint Secretary (TEL)

Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi 110 115


4.       For Malaysia

Y.Bhg. Dato' Professor Dr Asma binti Ismail
Director General, Department of Higher Education

Ministry of Education Malaysia
Aras 18, No 2, Menara 2, Jalan P5/6, Presint 5
62200 Putrajaya


5.       For Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali
Executive Director
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, East Service Road


6.       For Singapore

Ms Cindy Eu
Assistant Director, International Relations, Planning Division

Planning & International Cooperation
Ministry of Education
1 North Buona Vista Drive
Singapore 138675


7.       For Sri Lanka

Mr. S.U. Wijerathne
Additional Secretary, Planning & Performance Review

Ministry of Education
Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte
Sri Lanka

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