Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025: to be showcased

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry will hold a two-day open house in October to showcase the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 Preliminary Report for public scrutiny.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the ministry would invite stakeholders to give their views, and seek clarifications and feedbacks before the blueprint is presented to the Cabinet and finalised in December.

"The window of opportunity is still open for those who feel that their views should be included in the plan. The key phrase in the report is to upgrade the quality of education.
"If the proposals submitted can help improve the quality of education, we are ready to accept and incorporate them in the report," he told reporters after visiting the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah here today.
The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 Preliminary Report, which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday, outlined 11 strategic and operational shifts to transform the country's education system.

Muhyiddin said the ministry would hold a series of briefing sessions for all levels of the society to enlighten them on the contents of the plan and priority areas.
"We will print information materials in simple language to enable the public to understand the contents of the report," he said.

Muhyiddin said the ministry would create the Education Delivery Unit to address implementation issues, managing communications with stakeholders, and gather feedbacks on an ongoing basis.
"As a follow-up, we might set up a monitoring committee made up of representatives of ministries, parents, and educationists to provide input and insight from time to time on what should be done and which areas needed to be given more emphasis," he added.

Thus, he said each recommendation would be appraised based on educational philosophy, and whatever implemented should be practical and reasonable, and not deviated from the objective of achieving quality education.

He also asked the public to read the preliminary report before making any conclusion or decision.
Earlier, Muhyiddin, who was accompanied by Director-General of Education Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud and Sekolah Kebangsaan Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah headmistress Sarimah Ahmad inspected the UPSR examination centre.

Muhyiddin wished 89 pupils, who sat for the examination, well and urged parents to help motivate and support their children during examinations.

A total of 517,139 candidates sit for the UPSR at 8,284 examinations centres nationwide from today until Thursday.

*Taken from NST Online.
*For  Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 video launching, click here. 

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