Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak promised that one of the initiatives in his ‘transformation’ agenda is to revamp and re-engineer the education system. The aspirations of the Malaysia education still pertaining to access, quality, equity, efficiency and unity. Six new attributes would be the basis of this 11 shits in the education system, in the initiative to make it a more solid plan to develop future Malaysians.
11 September 2012 | last updated at 12:31PM
New education blueprint goes beyond politicsBy V. Shuman 0 comments
KUALA LUMPUR : The new education blueprint is not partisan in nature and extends beyond politics, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.Pupils at SJK (C) Yih Min, Simpang Empat in Alor Setar doing last minute revisions before they enter the exam hall to sit for the UPSR examination. NSTP/ Lim Poh Chin1 / 1“The plan, which in my opinion is futuristic, bold, transparent, comprehensive and democratic in nature, is made to make every Malaysian child to realise his God’s given talent.“I say democratic because the plan was lined up following input from various parties of interest including individuals, NGOs and education bodies,” said Najib after launching the blueprint at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Plenary Hall here today.The plan is an early draft, which is expected to be produced in the Cabinet and passed this coming December.The Education Ministry will for the next three months, hold “open houses” to enable the public to observe the plan and get clarifications regarding any queries they may have.“The end result will be a plan that fulfills the people’s dreams and aspirations” added Najib.*************
Prime Minister Najib that the nation needed a creative and innovative solution for education that would require participation and sacrifices from all segments of society. The thrusts of the new economy is knowledge, innovation, technology and infused with creativity.
The eleven shifts outlined are:
Prime Minister Najib also made specific comments about the necessary role of English, to propel Malaysians forward without at the expense of Bahasa Kebangsaan.
English not a zero-sum game says Najib
By Lee Wei LianSeptember 11, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Mastering English does not mean that the national language will lose out said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.
This comes after bilingualism was endorsed in the new national education masterplan launched today that will run from 2013-2025.
The prime minister said that a command of the English language was a valuable asset and it needed to be taught using English literature.
“If we can’t start with Shakespeare, start with Enid Blyton, then move on to Shakespeare light and finally Shakespeare,” said Najib.
He added that Malaysians if possible should even learn three languages.
“I encouraged my son to learn Mandarin,” he said. “This is because we want a competitive edge.”
“Education policy shouldn’t be a populist effort and everyone should depoliticize education”, said Prime Minister Najib. He already reiterated that Federal Government would bring about the best returns on money spend for education.
Prime Minister Najib also cautioned about the ‘value system’ should be inculcated in the education system, to prepare Malaysians in the future to be better people.
Part of the investments in this announced Education Blueprint include better education assets and development programs for educators, especially teachers.