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THERE IS STILL TIME: People can give ideas, input on education plan next month

THOSE with ideas and input that can improve the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 preliminary report will have a chance to be heard.

The Education Ministry is organising an open day next month to hear public views. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the ministry would allocate two days for this purpose, but had not set the days for it.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the report on Monday, aimed at transforming the education system and bringing it on a par with that of developed countries. Muhyiddin said: “There is still space and opportunity for people to give their views on things that may have been left out or not emphasised in our blueprint.

“If their suggestions can improve the education system, we are ready to accept them and include them in our report.”

Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, was speaking after visiting SK Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah here yesterday to monitor the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah examination.

He said there had been comments that the preliminary report did not give emphasis to science and technology.

“This is not true as there is more emphasis placed on English, Maths and Science.” Hesaid followingthe open day, afinal report would be prepared for the cabinet in December. Once approved, the first wave of transformations
would start next year.

He said the ministry would set up an Education Delivery Unit to propel the implementation process and manage communication and feedback.

He said as a follow-up, the ministry might set up a monitoring committee, comprising its officers, parents and educationists, to give views on what needed to be done and which subject should be given greater emphasis.

“After implementation, we will conduct information segments for the public to help them understand what is being done.”

Pix by Chan Wai Yew


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