West Sumatra was once a center of education on the island of Sumatra, especially in the education of Islam by mosque as the main base place. During the colonial rule Islamic schools of education are so marginalized in comparison with the model Dutch East Indies which is considered more modern.
West Sumatra is home to several universities, the most notable of which is Andalas University.
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