Your guide to become a School Registrar in Malaysia

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RM 3,300 - 4,300

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Who is a School Registrar?

School Registrars are responsible to record and maintain students’ academic records from grades to attendance and every other detail worth being in the records.

As a School Registrar, you will be gathering necessary information and overseeing the enrollment process. Besides that, you will also need to coordinate students’ classes in a detailed manner without any conflicts. If you have a knack for administrative and organisational work, you may want to consider pursuing this career! You will be doing a great deal not only to the education sector but also to the students and staffs in school. You will be able to provide an amazing experience...

As a School Registrar, you will be gathering necessary information and overseeing the enrollment process. Besides that, you will also need to coordinate students’ classes in a detailed manner without any conflicts. If you have a knack for administrative and organisational work, you may want to consider pursuing this career! You will be doing a great deal not only to the education sector but also to the students and staffs in school. You will be able to provide an amazing experience in education for the students as you are the mastermind behind all the preparation done for them. Hence, this career is definitely satisfying when you see the smiles on the students’ and staffs’ faces. Depending on your interest, experience and qualification, you have the option of being a primary, secondary, college or university School Registrar.  

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The pros and cons of being a School Registrar:

Pros

Opportunity to work in a variety of work environments

High job satisfaction as you help improve education experience for students

Great opportunity in early childhood care and education sector

Cons

Some positions require postgraduate qualification

Job can be stressful due to multiple responsibilities

Strong competition for major job titles

What are all the responsibilities of a School Registrar ?

Maintain school records

Process records of new students

Update existing records

Coordinate grading process

Process and send out requests for student records

Distribute student cards and parking stickers

What skills do you need to become a School Registrar?

Communication skills

Everyday, you will be seeing, interacting and engaging with countless of people including students, teachers and maybe even parents. Each of them will ask or give you different information. This is where your communication skills come into play. You definitely would not want to give misleading information or misunderstand a question.

Management skills

You will be handling a myriad of information, details and documentation. It is crucial to organise all of them in an orderly manner for the future’s convenience. Besides that, you would not want anything to go missing otherwise it will cause some problems as some of them are rather important such as students’ records.

Technical skills

Not all documentation are physical, hard copies. Contrary to popular beliefs, your office will not be filled with stacks and stacks of papers. This is why you need to have technical skills and be proficient with several computer programmes such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more. In this generation, everything is stored in a computer with just a click away.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a School Registrar?

What are the requirements to be a School Registrar?

Candidates need to at least possess a diploma in order to be a School Registrar. A degree or even higher qualification is recommended in fields such as Accounting, Communications, Early Childhood Education or any of the related fields.

What are the working hours of a School Registrar?

The working hours of a School Registrar is regular work hours. However, certain positions may require you to work overtime and on weekends. It is especially often when it comes to the beginning or the end of a new semester where you will have a heavier workload.

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