FOR NATION’S GOOD: Views sought from all quarters to improve education system

15 03 2012


Muhyiddin: Education input vital


EDUCATORS, retired teachers, parents, alumni and all players in the country’s education sector are invited to give their input on how best to improve the nation’s education system.

This, according to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin could be done during the nationwide national education dialogue series, which begins next month.

Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, said that input from various parties to improve further the country’s education system was important in ensuring schools remained competitive in facing global challenges.

“Since the past few decades, the country’s education system has seen improvements in various aspects. However, of late, global competitiveness has prompted us to look at reviewing the whole system to ensure a steady flow of quality human capital.

“We have to stay abreast of the global competition. For us to do this, we would need to have the best human capital and we need to start at the school level as to ensure the country’s progress is not hampered in the future.”

Muhyiddin said this at the Muar High School (MHS) 1Malaysia charity golf event organised by the MHS alumni and parent-teacher association, near here, yesterday.

The tournament was a fund-raiser to help the school buy a bus to transport pupils from rural areas in Muar and contribute to a welfare fund for the school.

One of the golf participants was Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

Muhyiddin said the dialogue would take into account the views, recommendations and ideas from the various strata of society and stakeholders.

A panel has been tasked with explaining the initiative and to receive any proposal or memorandum concerning the subject.

Muhyiddin later contributed RM30,000 from the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Charity Golf Foundation to MHS towards the purchase of the bus.




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