MEMBER EDUCATION- THE CRUCIAL BUT WEAKEST LINK IN THE MALAYSIAN CO-OPERATIVES SCENARIO?
Publication Date : 01/07/2005
Member education is considered crucial not only in ensuring the continuous commitment of members towards their co operatives but also in providing the impetus for the survival of the co-operatives themselves. Member education programmes, although actively conducted by co-operatives in the developed economies as reflected by their comparatively more established '' co-operatives, are having problems in the co-operative sector of the developing world. In Malaysia as well as other developing countries, the concept although is not really new and has been practiced for decades, has not yet been proven in term of its effectiveness. Even with the introduction of the National Co-operative Policy (NCP) and its ‘plan of actions that follows, the success of member education programmes for co-operatives in this country could face formidable challenges.
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