FRIDAY, 22 MAY – The responsibility of Malaysians is to strive towards realising the country’s aspirations and upholding knowledge as a catalyst to education for the future of our children.
According to the National Education Advisory Council Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad, the Ministry of Education (MoE) Malaysia had produced the Malaysian Education Development Plan (PPPM) 2013-2025 by emphasising the four major thrusts of education namely; access to education, equity in education, quality in education and efficiency and effectiveness in education management aimed at comprehensively develop one’s potential to produce a balanced individual physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
“MoE has tried from time to time to find a formula to strengthen national schools,” he said.
“Only with the cooperation of all stakeholders would enable national schools to be a leader in national education,” he said when speaking in front of 150 participants of the forum comprising mostly of school principals at the Academic Talk held at 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu recently before officiating at the event.
A total of four panelists were invited to the forum; Professor Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed, Hj. Ahmad Hulmi Ismail, Raisin Saidin and Lasimin Majani including moderator, Professor Dato’ Dr. Teo Kok Seong.
The talk was organised by the Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPP), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) supported by MoE and the National Professor Council aimed at getting donations, ideas and general feedback from among policy-makers at ministry level, policy implementers at schools, institutions, universities and education managers.
The ceremony was also attended by the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah, Dean of FPP, Professor Dr. Ismail Ibrahim as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education. – CD (fl)
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