KUALA LUMPUR: The education ministry is the first to present its “report card” for 2019.
At a media briefing at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre yesterday, the minister Maszlee Malik presented his ministry’s achievements themed “Education for All”.
Maszlee said the ministry was closing the year with five major changes focusing on its 53 reform initiatives in the national education system.
“We have targeted 2019 to be a strong foundation year to ensure the country can move towards an inclusive and high quality education system,” he said.
As the recipient of the largest budget allocation for 2019, the five focus areas are Bringing Love Into Education; Quality of Teaching and Learning; Autonomy and Accountability; Malaysia Reads; and Manifesto.
In the 40-page report card, Mazslee detailed the achievements touching on all aspects of stakeholders in the 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.
Also noted is the achievement in fulfilling the promise contained in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto on the issue of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) education loans and the recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
“We still have a lot to do (on reforms) and this is just the beginning,” he said.