Minister of Education Dr. Maszlee Malik presents the achievement of his ministry in 2019 themed Education for All. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 DECEMBER 2019.
Minister of Education Dr. Maszlee Malik presents the achievement of his ministry in 2019 themed Education for All. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 DECEMBER 2019.

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Education (MOE) has successfully achieved the five areas of focus on key changes set for the year.

Its Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said while presenting the achievement ‘report card’ of his ministry themed Education for All, the areas of focus areas are ‘Bringing Love Into Education; Quality of Teaching and Learning; Autonomy and Accountability; Malaysia Reads; and Manifesto.

He also detailed out the achievements touching on all aspects of stakeholders in the country’s education sector including students, teachers, infrastructure, system reform, digital reform, Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), higher education and graduate studies, and making Malaysia a Reading Nation by 2030.

“Education has changed drastically and although we had to chase for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and teach our children about coding and future educational tools, the foundation for nation building lies in the character of these children.

“It is only though character building, mutual respect among the multi-races people, we can maintain this country. Therefore, we emphasize on the aspects of happiness, love and respect.

“The future of education is not merely about the modern world but also to maintain humanity,” he said during the announcement on the achievement by MOE for 2019 today.

Maszlee also said that the MOE has successfully draw a close to 2019 with 53 education system reform initiatives under the five focus areas.

However, he emphasized that it was only the beginning and there are a lot to be done.

He also took the opportunity to thank the senior management of the ministries, officers, educators and all Malaysians who made the success possible.

“Whatever we do today is for our children in the schools and universities nationwide,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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