First Report On Review Of Education System To Be Ready By Year-End

(Bernama) PUTRAJAYA — The first report on the review process of Malaysia’s existing education system is expected to be ready by year-end, said Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the report will be submitted to the cabinet which will study and endorse a special team to look into the whole process, including the implementation of the country’s education policies.

“We will look at what we have been doing so far in terms of implementing our education policies and what need to be done looking forward for the next 10 to 20 years. But this will take time,” Muhyiddin said.

He was speaking at a press conference after the 23rd Implementation Council Meeting and 14th MSC Malaysia International Advisory Panel, here yesterday. Both meetings were chaired by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Education was among the focus areas under the Digital Transformation Programme or called Digital Malaysia, which will be led by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).

Among the initiatives of the Digital Malaysia is to inject greater creativity and promote thinking skills throughout the education system.

Asked on incentives for converting companies to e-commerce, which was among the initiatives under the Digital Malaysia, Muhyiddin said some initiatives were being carried out especially among the small and medium enterprises.

“There are no real specific incentives as at the moment aside from support in terms of making easy access to financing and loans to start-up business via SME Bank and SME Corporation Malaysia to facilitate the processes,” he said.