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December 28, 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 to be prensented to Cabinet next month

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 would be presented to the Cabinet next month.

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Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said that after the Cabinet had deliberated on the completed blueprint, it would be presented to the Conference of Rulers for its blessings for implementation next year.  

"The blueprint is now in the final stage. The preliminary report and suggestions from all quarters have also been taken into consideration to enable it to be implemented to improve the quality of national education.  

"We have made many engagements. I think no one was left out.   

"A comprehensive blueprint has been prepared. We have also made some improvements to areas deemed weak over the past couple of months," he told a news conference after attending an interactive session with young administrative and diplomatic officers, here.   

Last September, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 Preliminary Report which outlines 11 strategic and operational shifts to transform the country's education system.

Among the 11 shifts are to provide equal access to quality education of an international standard, ensure every child is proficient in Bahasa Malaysia and English language, develop values-driven Malaysians and transform teaching into the profession of choice.  

Commenting on the protests by certain quarters, Muhyiddin said the ministry could not satisfy everyone.   

"We have taken into consideration the opinions of all quarters, including on the status of Chinese schools and aid for national type Chinese and Tamil schools," he said, adding that it was more important to ensure that the blueprint was to the satisfaction of the people.    -- BERNAMA