[lg policy] Malaysia: Education policy to be reviewed: Maszlee

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 09:06:55 EDT 2018

 Education policy to be reviewed: Maszlee
Posted on 19 July 2018 - 12:03am
*Last updated on 19 July 2018 - 11:04am*
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Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik — Bernama

*KUALA LUMPUR*: The Education Ministry will set up a committee to review
the national education policy, said its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

"The committee is tasked with reviewing the national education philosophy
and policy including improving the educational curriculum and system from
the preschool right up to the university level.

"Encompassing civic awareness as well as empowering science and
technology," he said in a question and answer session at the Dewan Rakyat
sitting, today in reply to a question from Ahmad Faizal Azumu (PH-Tambun)
on the direction of national education.

He said members of the committee would comprise academicians, politicians,
religious experts as well as representatives of non-governmental

Responding to a supplementary question on the measures taken to encourage
the use of the English language without neglecting Bahasa Malaysia
especially among the rural community, he said the ministry would increase
the number of English language specialist teachers in the rural areas.

He said other measures included raising the skill of the existing English
language teachers, inviting retired and graduate teachers to be involved
together in the efforts to boost the use of the language and try to take in
trained teachers from overseas for the purpose.* — Bernama*
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 Harold F. Schiffman

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