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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #121
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Najib: Malaysia’s investment in education without gender discrimination has yielded results
By P. ARUNA Updated: Tuesday May 28, 2013 MYT 1:11:04 PM
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Princess Mabel of the Netherlands (left) talks with Najib as Rosmah talks with
Denmark's Crown Princess Mary(right) following the opening ceremony at the
Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur.


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's investment in education, without gender discrimination, has yielded results beyond the Government's expectation, said the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Speaking at the 3rd Global Conference on Women Deliver 2013, Najib said 65 percent of students in institutions of tertiary educations here are women.

"A girl at school in Malaysia today is more likely to go to University than her male classmates.

"Although we have the same number of girls and boys enrolled in school, higher education rates are greater for women," he said on Tuesday.

However, he agreed that enrolment was only the first step.

"For Malaysia, as for many countries, the challenge is to ensure that success in the classroom carries over into life outside it, that the world of opportunity for girls and women does not narrow upon graduation, but opens up," he said, adding that women were not equally represented in the country's workforce, currently standing at 47 percent.

"More jobs aligned to women's needs should be offered to encourage their participation in the workforce, such as through home-based, part-time or flexible working hours," he said in his speech.

Citing several Malaysian women he described as superstar players including Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Najib said their successes showed the country in its best light.

"I know that a few superstar players do not mean that the field is level.

"We have taken clear steps towards a more equitable nation in education, healthcare and in wage equality but there is still much more to be done," he said.

Speaking about the country's successes in the development of and empowerment of women, Najib pointed out that Malaysia had made great progress in of maternal healthcare.

"Thanks to strategic, focused and targeted interventions, thousands of women and children in Malaysia are able to survive and enjoy a good quality of life," he said, adding that Malaysia was prepared to provide technical support to countries with persistently high maternal mortality.

He also called on health advocates and experts to engage with faith leaders to dispel negative perceptions, which stand in the way of women empowerment.
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Shaping future generations the right way
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The Education NKRA, also known as the Improving Student Outcomes NKRA of the GTP 1.0, placed special emphasis on preschool education.

Over the past three years, the initiatives undertaken saw commendable results, such the opening of 6,643 preschool classes and the training of some 21,000 preschool teachers.

Last year alone, 2,054 preschool classes were opened, increasing the country's total enrolment to 80.5% or 768,145 children.

This compares to only 67% of children aged four to five enrolled in preschools, according to a national survey, at the start of GTP in 2010.

Recognising that early childhood education is a critical component of every student's development, the Government designed initiatives to ensure that Malaysian students are given a good start before enrolling in primary school.

The Education NKRA also saw that the number of government-operated preschool classes were increased nationwide, especially in remote locations.

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Developing a student’s overall potential
By AISYAH SULAIMAN | 16 June 2013| last updated at 12:28AM
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PUTRAJAYA: THE School-Based Assessment programme (SBA), which replaced the exam-oriented teaching methodology, will move into its second phase next year with the introduction of tests, projects and workshops for students.

The Malaysian Examinations Syndicate (MES) said the first stage, school assessment (pentaksiran sekolah), had been successfully implemented since 2011, and they were now moving towards centralised assessment for students in Form Three, and Years Four, Five and Six.

MES director Dr Na'imah Ishak said there wasa possibility that students would be tested in examinations to gauge their mastery of the subject, but it would not be the main focus for their assessment.

She said they would also have projects, research and other forms of learning methods that the students will be assessed upon.

"The aim of the programme is to focus more on pupils' development and growth in learning. We are trying to achieve the objectives of the national education philosophy towards developing a student's potential holistically to create an individual who has high intellect and is balanced emotionally and physically."

She said there were four components in SBA -- central assessment, school assessment, assessment of physical, sports and co-curricular activities, and psychometric assessment.

The school assessment started when SBA was introduced in 2011 in all government and government-aided primary schools, and last year for all government and government-aided secondary schools.

There was mixed reaction among parents in the initial stages as some believed the system would work unfairly against their children.

Na'imah said, however, that a survey done through MES outreach programmes showed that parents were satisfied with the direction that SBA was taking and the improvements they saw in their children.

"Our survey proved that parents have learned to accept the system and approved it. We have received positive feedback from parents who have realised the impact it would have on their offspring and how it would help them grow individually."

According to MES, more than 22,000 parents participated in the SBA Outreach programme nationwide up till this year, with more than 519,000 primary and secondary school teachers having undergone training.

Na'imah said there would also be no issues regarding the problem of teachers favouring a student over another as there were parties from the institution itself and from the outside that would monitor the students' files.

She said they would also look into any complaints filed against the result of the assessments.

Under SBA, teachers are given guidelines to grade their students according to their academic performance and their co-curricular activities as well as their innate and acquired abilities.

The programme assesses students based on different evidence markers, like their ability to read or count, and is based on a certain grade or "band", starting from Band One to Band Six.

Na'imah said SBA made it possible for teachers to provide immediate feedback to pupils at each stage of the learning curve and enabled teachers and pupils to identify their strengths and weaknesses during learning.

"The teachers can fill in the performance standard document (dokumen standard prestasi) once the students reached a certain level required in the assessment.

"They are given time to file evidence of the pupils' work to ensure that he or she has mastered the necessary subject, and as proof that the learner has attained the necessary skills needed."
The system would help with early detection of pupils' inability to master a skill and allow teachers to formulate remedial tasks to help them improve their learning and achievements, she said.

Parents will also be able to keep track of their child's development through the online system which details their progress as they continue with their syllabus.

Although there were some complaints from teachers, Na'imah said they had managed to upgrade and enhance the system to accommodate the constant updates and data being logged into it.

She said the system was available in two formats, online and offline, where they could get the compact disc and transfer the information through.

However, there have been no requests from the schools, even those in the rural areas, for the offline format as teachers have their own method of keying in the details on their students and use the resources available to them, she said.



Year Four pupils in a school in Kajang carrying out a project which will be
given marks under the School-Based Assessment programme.
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Work to produce quality human capital, says Junaidi
Posted on July 1, 2013, Monday
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KUCHING: Schools and parents need to work hand-in-hand to produce quality human capital with morals and values to drive the nation.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar who said this suggested that schools and parents initiate programmes and activities that teach students to avoid life’s traps such as drug abuse.

“Statistics have shown that almost 50 per cent of inmates are behind bars for drug-related offences,” Wan Junaidi revealed at the closing of the third Nang Kamboh Carnival at SMK Seri Setia yesterday.

Drug abuse, he said, was the leading cause for commission of petty crimes such as thefts and muggings.

The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) and other government agencies such as PDRM and JPAM can conduct talks and information service for youngsters, the Santubong MP suggested.

He said students especially in Form 5 could be motivated by the agencies and see them as a career opportunity.

The carnival jointly organised by SMK Seri Setia, SK Tabuan and SMKBK2 Berhad Cooperatives was held since June 28.

Besides the exhibitions by government agencies were several stalls selling food, clothing and accessories.

Alongside the carnival were a karaoke, traditional cooking competition, futsal tournament and school performances.
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Programme to assist problem youths planned
Posted on September 29, 2013, Sunday
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) is planning to create a programme to prevent high-risk youths from getting involved in crimes.
Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said this would be carried out with the cooperation of non-governmental organisations and agencies.

“Problematic youths need to be assisted to prevent them from falling into the world of crime,” he said when opening a National Youth Forum to analyse issues on how to combat crimes and gangsterism among youths, here yesterday.

He said initiatives in the form of socially inclusive activities such as skills training at the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) would be included in the programme. Khairy also indicated the possibility of such groups being assisted with capital to commence business.

Commenting further, he said the new approach would be carried out by identifying youths at risk through three elements such as the level of schooling, family support structure and their leisure activities.

“We are confident with guidance from young, youths can be saved apart from enforcement in reducing crimes,” he said.

He said KBS also proposed counseling for high-risk youths dabbling in activities which could lead to other social problems and crimes.

The forum was organised by KBS with the cooperation of the Malaysian Institute for Research on Youth Development. — Bernama
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More than 1.24 million holding Malaysian skills certification — Riot
Posted on September 29, 2013, Sunday
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TRYING OUT BIKE: Riot tries a big bike after opening the 2013 National Skills
Carnival and Expo at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park. — Bernama photo


SERDANG: Human Resource Minister Datuk Richard Riot noted yesterday that more than 1.24 million individuals were certified as skilled and eligible workers under the Malaysian Skills Certification system.

He said there were 1,119 Certification Centres nationwide to implement various skills programmes to realise the government’s aim of generating 50 per cent of skilled workers by the year 2020.

“Since 1993 to September this year 1,240,388 people have gained the certificate,” he said after opening the 2013 National Skills Carnival and Expo at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang here on Friday.

The event, from Thursday until today, provides the public with the opportunity to learn about the available skills and witness skills demonstrations and simulations.

He said the carnival was part of the government’s initiative to attract the community, especially youths, to skills training in line with the SkillsMalaysia brand.

He said the aim of SkillsMalaysia was to streamline the efforts of various training agencies and industry players so that the technical and vocational education system could fulfill the needs for a skilled work force.

Meanwhile, Riot announced that the national skills competition will be known as WorldSkills Malaysia from next year to mark Malaysia’s progress in the event.

“The winner will represent Malaysia at the Asean Skills Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam next year and World Skills Competition in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2015,” he added. — Bernama
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Panasonic Malaysia holds Eco Learning programmes for kids
By Zafira Anwar 16 November 2013| last updated at 11:42PM
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KUALA LUMPUR: Joining in the nation's excitement over the release of the UPSR results, Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd organised a National Awards Ceremony for Panasonic Kid Witness News (KWN) and Eco Picture Diary, recently.

The event, was also held to celebrate Panasonic's collaboration with Education Ministry in promoting the Eco Learning Programme among schoolchildren.

In the KWN contest, pupils aged 10 and above were required to produce educational video. In Eco Picture Diary, schoolchildren aged 10 to 16 were required to create a five-day handmade journal.

"With the theme Ecology and Communication, both programmes were carried out with the purpose of equipping students with additional skills and nurturing Eco Learning in the minds of the young generation," said associate director Gorbachan Singh.

Gorbachan said the two programmes were aimed at boosting creativity, enhancing communication skills, fostering team work and developing confidence among students.

"We focus on these young students with tailor-made educational programmes which include film production workshops, teaching modules that discuss the causes and effects of global warming, bio-diversity, eco technology and eco lifestyle," he said.

Panasonic Malaysia deputy managing director Cheng Chee Chung was present at the award ceremony.

"These types of competitions signify a new chapter that is meaningful to academicians and students as it gives a good platform for them to explore their capabilities in extracurricular activities," said Education Ministry representative Dr Rosman Ajis.

The grand prize winner of Eco Picture Diary was Alicia Kwan Su Huey of SMK Bukit Mewah, Seremban. Kwan's diary will be submitted in the global contest.
SMK Benoni, Papar, Kota Kinabalu, was the KWN champion. They will represent Malaysia at the regional level in Thailand.



Cheng Chee Chung with Panasonic Kid Witness News winners. Pic by Muhd Zaaba Zakeria
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Nurture innovative minds of the young: DPM
By Zulita Mustafa | 10 December 2013| last updated at 12:49PM
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Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (left) talking to participants after officiating the 3rd
UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education. Pix by Effendy Rashid.


KUALA LUMPUR: The government recognised that education plays a significant role on developing the skills that generate entrepreneurial mindsets and leadership, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.

He said calls have been made for the institutions of higher learning in the country to come up with strategic efforts to nurture the entrepreneurial and innovative minds of the young generation.

He added this was essential to leapfrog the country's economic transformation from a middle-income to a high income nation by the year 2020.

The government also believes that quality education remains a key priority area for continuous improvement,

"In addressing entrepreneurship education, we have to realise that we also have to face multiple challenges that may vary from country to country in intensity.

"One of the key issues is the content and pedagogy; what to reach and how to teach them.

"In this regard, it is important for us to recognise that learning institutions such as schools, colleges and universities have different priorities, cultures, norms, knowledge and research emphasis and traditions," said Muhyiddin in his keynote address at the opening of 3rd UNESCO - APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education: Entrepreneurship Education for Global Prosperity here today.

He also added that another consideration was whether the country's educators are properly trained to disseminate understanding of different ways and methods to develop and support entrepreneurial mindsets.

"This will require effective cooperation between the education sector and industry," he said.

The meeting is attended by 120 participants including policy makers, educators, entrepreneurs, professionals and youth from 21 countries including Malaysia.

Thirteen papers on challenges and the way forward in terms if promoting entrepreneurship especially among the young will be presented at the three-day event.

Present were UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand director Gwang-Jo Kim, Education Minister II P Kamalanathan and Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Madinah Mohamad.
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Zaini: National Higher Education Strategic Plan being reviewed
Posted on February 23, 2014, Sunday
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is reviewing the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) 2007-2020 in line with the government’s efforts to produce graduates with skills in high-impact technology.

Its secretary general II, Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang, said the review, which began early this year and was expected to be completed in June, was focusing more on the concept of technical vocational education and training (TVET).

“Some skills are acquired through experience. In ship-making, for example, we know that if the skill is not developed in line with new technology, it will be extinct.

“…but, under the TVET concept, the ship-making skill will be passed on to the students in a more modern way, such as in preparing a systematic plan and carrying out a simulation test before the final product can be used.”
He said this to reporters after opening of the graduation ceremony for participants of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (Might) – Meteor Advance Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (Meteor) Capital Development Programme here yesterday.

Zaini said the review would also focus on Massive Open On-Line Courses (MOOC) as it would help the government save more on its expenditure.

“This will indirectly reduce the construction of new institutions of higher learning because students can access their online learning system from anywhere, hence reducing the migration of young people to the city,” he said.
Meanwhile, Might president and chief executive officer Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman said most Might-Meteor programme graduates would be absorbed as workers after completing their training at a particular company, except for those who preferred to be self-employed.

A total of 633 graduates, who completed the training for nine to 12 months in 2011 to 2013 in various fields, such as electrical and electronics, aerospace, oil and gas, as well as maritime, received their respective certificates today. — Bernama
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Education Ministry plans to build more vision schools
By TASNIM LOKMAN | 26 February 2014| last updated at 04:38PM
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry plans to build more Vision Schools (Sekolah Wawasan) in its bid to foster greater unity and integration among primary school pupils in Malaysia.

The ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud said the advent of such schools have proven that it was possible to promote greater integration as a result of closer interaction.

Commenting on the reluctance of some quarters in adopting the blueprint’s mission of increasing the usage of Bahasa Malaysia, he said the government was not stopping the schools from using their mother tongue.

“The move is only to foster greater integration among the communities via a common language.

“One of the ways to achieve this is to build more Vision Schools in the future,” he said.

This, said Ghafar, was part of the ministry’s two-pronged approach to encourage integration among primary school students.

Vision Schools were introduced by the government through the school system to foster national unity. The setup comprises a national school as well as a vernacular school located within the same grounds.

“Even though the schools operate separately, yet they share common facilities such as the fields, library and canteen, hence allowing the students to meet and interact with one another,” he said.

He cited the example of the Kompleks Sekolah Wawasan in USJ15, Subang Jaya in Selangor. The school comprises Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato' Onn Jaafar, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Tun Tan Cheng Lok and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (T) Tun Sambathan.

“The school has carried out multiple activities among them to create relationships with one another, rather than remain as separate communities within the system,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said the ministry also planned to increase the allocation for the Students’ Integration Plan for Unity (RIMUP) programme, aimed to spur co-curriculum activities.

“It also focuses on district level, allowing students from different school types to participate.”

“Friendly football matches, scouts camping activities and debate competitions must be implemented on a wider scale because interaction and communication is key,” he said.
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'SL1M cuts grad unemployment'
By THARANYA ARUMUGAM | 18 April 2014| last updated at 12:26PM
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TRAINEES: 42,000 have already benefited

BANGI: THE government has initiated a Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF)-1Malaysia Training Scheme (SL1M) programme to reduce the country's unemployment rate and produce a pool of skilled workers in all sectors.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem said the collaboration between SL1M and HRDF would provide avenues for unemployed graduates, especially those from low-income families, to be recruited as apprentices or trainees in companies registered with HRDF.

"Although there is no guarantee that these trainees will be absorbed permanently into participating companies, their placement will provide the necessary platform to showcase their talents that can determine their employability."

He said about 42,000 graduates had benefited from SL1M which is under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Department.

"I hope more graduates and companies will participate in this programme in our efforts to be a high-income nation by 2020," he said when launching the programme jointly with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Wahid Omar at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health head office here yesterday.

Wahid urged more companies, including those outside Klang Valley, to come forward and participate in the programme as a majority of unemployed graduates were from rural areas.

"As of January this year, the unemployment rate stood at 3.3 per cent. Of the 457,000 unemployed, 98,000 were graduates. Hence, we hope this programme will increase their employability and offer them a better future."

He said to date, 121 companies, including Media Prima Bhd, participated in SL1M while four companies had recently signed up for the programme. The four were Malaysian Airline System Bhd, Elitetrax Marketing Sdn Bhd (Harvey Norman), UMW Holdings Bhd and Parkson Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Meanwhile, Media Prima Berhad Group Human Resources Department Talent manager, Aniza Zain, said the group applauded the initiative as it could help underprivileged students by uplifting their living standards and offering good training.

“We have invited about 70 candidates to be in the selection process of Media Prima SL1M programme to be trained in various department, namely sales and marketing, advertising, finance, and communication in our organisation.

“We aim to groom the selected candidates to be our future talents,” she said, adding that the initiative was part of the corporate social responsibilities.



Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem (left) and Minister in the
Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wahid Omar launching the HRDF-SL1M
scheme in , Bangi yesterday. Pic by Rosela Ismail
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Skills institutes to go into double shift mode in July
Posted on June 3, 2014, Tuesday
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PUTRAJAYA: Higher national youth skills institutes (IKTBNs) and national youth skills institutes (IKBNs) will maximise their training capacity through double shift in the pursuit of enrolling up to 15,000 students by 2015.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the programme would entail adding more learning sessions starting July at IKTBNs and IKBNs nationwide with gradual increase in the number of students enrolled with each new intake.

He said this was in line with the Prime Minister Seri Najib Tun Razak’s wish of empowering the institutes to produce more skilled youths by fine-tuning their courses and modules to ensure the employability rate of 90 per cent.

“These efforts could help improve the starting salaries of IKBN and IKBN diploma and certificate holders by 10 per cent.

“At the same time, the institutes will forge closer ties with the industries,” he said when opening the 10th IKBN convocation at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here yesterday.

A total of 4,678 IKBN students received their certificates and diplomas at the two-day convocation.

Khairy said IKBN diploma and certificate holders were equipped with skills required by employers who would not have to retrain them.

He said the education system in developed countries such as Germany, South Korea and Japan gave emphasis to technical and vocational education in producing skilled workers.

Present were ministry secretary-general Datuk Jamil Salleh and director-general of skills development Saari Salleh. — Bernama
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Education system on track
13 JUNE 2014 @ 8:06 AM
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Various transformation and improvements entails under the National Education Blueprint (NEB) 2013-2025 will put Malaysia's education system on par with developed countries.

The goal is reachable as the 13-year plan is constantly being improved to suit the needs of the sector.

Under the NEB, Malaysia's education system has received international recognition from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

Education Ministry deputy director-general Datuk Sufaat Tumin said Malaysia was on the right path in bringing its education sector to greater heights with the NEB through its three core objectives.

These entail addressing performance and challenges in the education system by improving quality, reducing gaps in achievements among students, strengthening unity as well as optimising efficiency of the system.

"In the next 13 years, we want to create a clear vision for each student and the education system, and outline a comprehensive transformation of the education system that covers various changes that would meet the needs of the people," Sufaat said in an interview here yesterday.

"We can be proud because the plan is recognised internationally as one of the best, as we approach the status of a developed country. It is a comprehensive plan and it is not impossible for us to reach the top three tiers among developed countries in the education sector."

Sufaat said the NEB was a continuation of previous education plans, including the Education Development Master Plan 2001-2010, and that it would nurture a knowledgeable and skillful generation with values.

"Previously, there was the Education Development Master Plan 2001-2010, and now, it is its continuation. The current plan takes into account the Razak Report 1956 and it denotes earlier plans that have been modified for the 21st century.

"It would not be suitable now to implement the previous plan as the NEB strives for a quality education system, which would be on par with developed countries by 2025. The ministry's goal is to produce students who can think on a higher level, compete internationally, become global players and able to speak many languages."

Sufaat said under its first phase, the NEB would focus on supporting teachers by enriching their skill sets, providing good leadership, and transforming State Education Departments and District Education Offices (PPDs).

"We want to give the PPDs more autonomy by not only taking initiatives, but also to guide and support schools, and monitor the implementation of the NEB."

Sufaat said the NEB annual report would be tabled on June 17 at SMK Presint 11(1) in Putrajaya, and it is expected to shed light on its development since its preliminary report, which was submitted in September 2012.

"The government has allocated about RM42 billion for the national education sector and this is a big fund. This amount accounts for 16 per cent of the Budget and is among the highest allocations for the educational sector if compared with other countries.

"Therefore, the ministry wants to ensure that every ringgit is spent is well for its purpose. We also want to make sure there is efficiency in terms of management and that grants are being properly channeled for the purpose of education."

He said among the targets of the NEB was to improve access to education, as the ministry wanted to see an increase in students' enrolment into preschools, and vocational and technical schools.

The report would look into the quality of education, including results of the for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia and the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah, and the level of literacy and comprehension skills among students.

"We will have leadership progammes in schools by training leaders through instructional leadership and increasing their efficiency. We want parents and communities to be involved as a student moves from preschool to the upper levels in the education system," said Sufaat.

"It would require the involvement of parents and the community. If students have a teacher at school, so, at home, parents need to monitor their learning as well.

"In addition, the ministry wants to strengthen unity among students as Malaysia is a multiracial country. We hope this would be done through the education system as we could bring them together under a common goal. This effort would be done through integration, co-curricular and sports activities."

Sufaat said the NEB was special its composition as it had taken into account the feedback of the people, as well as ideas and views of various parties, including educational experts and others from within and outside Malaysia.

"For instance, the ministry had visited Shanghai, China, to share and exchange expertise on education.

"Shanghai is ranked among the best in the world in terms of its education sector, as it had fared well in the worldwide Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessment, which is recognised internationally in assessing the performance of 15-year-old students under the Programme International Student Assessment (PISA)."

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Education Ministry needs new administration model for universities — Idris
Posted on June 15, 2014, Sunday
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GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry is in need of a new model for university administration to enhance collaboration between universities and industry players.

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the change in the administration of a university should be changed to facilitate research and development, which indirectly, could generate the country’s economy through the commercialisation of R&D products.

“At present, relations between the industries and universities are still new. We need a new model on how a university should be administered and how the ministry should administer a university,” he told reporters after appearing as a guest in an industrial forum, ‘The Role of Universities in Propelling R&D in Local Business’ here yesterday.

Idris said that over the past five years, the commercialisation of R&D products had reaped in RM1.2 billion and believed the amount would increase further with five universities being accorded the research university status. — Bernama
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‘Scout movement serves to develop potential of young people’
Posted on June 20, 2014, Friday
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the scout movement is an important medium that serves to develop the potential of the younger generation.

He said in addition to the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the government was constantly encouraging more young people to join the scout movement as part of a strategy to maximize their skills and knowledge.

“When we think about Scouts, we often think of camp fires, jack knives and learning to tie a reef knot, but scouting also offers an educational experience that maximizes potential, unlocks opportunities and affects change.

“It is a movement that is dedicated to bringing out the best in people helping young people develop ethics, values, leadership and civic awareness,” he said during the opening of the World Scout Bureau Headquarters-Kuala Lumpur Office at Sentral Vista, Brickfields, here on Wednesday.

Also present were World Scout Bureau Secretary General Scott Teare, Malaysia Chief Scout Tan Sri Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh and prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Citing Scout as an important voluntary and non-political youth movement which operates regardless of gender, origin, race or creed, Najib said the very mission of scouting was to contribute to the education of young people-to develop their full emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

He said with more than 40 million members in 162 countries, the Scouts Movement is making a difference in the people lives, not just to Scouts themselves, but also those they help.

For example, Scouts are working to help thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, where Scouts in Philippines are supporting victims of typhoon Haiyan, he added.

On the other note, Najib took the opportunity to encourage all National Scouts Organisations to support Malaysia in its effort to host the upcoming 41st World Scouts Conference and the 13th World Scouts Youth Forum in 2017.

“I hope that the vote, which will take place in Slovenia later this year, will favour Malaysia’s bid,” he said.

Before moving to Kuala Lumpur, the World Organisation of the Scouts Movement operated at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. — Bernama
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TalentCorp: Many opportunities back home
Posted on June 21, 2014, Saturday
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KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas and Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) have held a networking dinner in Doha, Qatar, to update Malaysian professionals in the Middle East on the oil and gas industry in Malaysia and the diverse career opportunities now available back home.

TalentCorp chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican said Malaysians in the Middle East are a sought after asset, particularly those in the oil and gas industry.

“As Malaysia aims to move up the value chain to realise the goal of being a high-income nation, it is imperative that we connect with the talent to highlight the opportunities in Malaysia and how they can contribute to the nation’s development,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The networking dinner gathered more than 100 Malaysian professionals in a session that explored the scope for collaboration and professional opportunities that are available in Malaysia as well as the latest updates on Malaysia’s Economic and Government Transformation Programmes.

The event is part of a Professional Networking and Recruitment Series planned under TalentCorp’s international Outreach and Engagement sessions in the Middle East.

After Doha, the outreach session would moved to Dubai on June 21.

TalentCorp’s Outreach and Engagement sessions creates a platform where returning Malaysians can interact with leading companies that need their skills, allowing employers to tap into a wider talent pool to meet their growing industry needs.

The sessions also help establish channels for Malaysians to contribute from abroad, and potentially initiate conversations that lead to new ideas for cross-border business and professional opportunities. — Bernama
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TalentCorp targets 1,000 experts for 2014
BY MARINA EMMANUEL - 27 JUNE 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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GEORGE TOWN: Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) is targetting to woo more than 1,000 Malay-sian professionals working overseas to return this year via its Returning Expert Programme (REP).

This compares with the 900 experts who returned to Malaysia last year.

TalentCorp chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican said yesterday the professionals being sought will continue to be those in the oil and gas, finance, business services, electrical and electronics and healthcare sectors.

“In April, we revised our REP because we believe in having the right incentives for the right talent. For example, we reduced the car incentive from two cars to one car. We have also tightened our criteria.

“We recognise that incentives really should go to quality talents who can really contribute. We are not just looking at quantity but also quality,” he said at the inaugural Northern Region Women’s Summit 2014, here.

The REP facilitates the return of experienced Malaysian talents, notably those with expertise related to the National Key Economic Areas in the Economic Transformation Programme.

The summit was organised by Agilent Technologies, AMD, Dell and Intel in collaboration with TalentCorp.
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Programme to keep youths from influence of militants
Posted on July 6, 2014, Sunday
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Khairy (standing second right) sharing a light moment with
students during the breaking of fast. — Bernama photo


PASIR MAS: The Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will implement a programme specifically to create awareness among the youths in the country on the dangers of militant activities.

Its minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said the ministry would implement the programme by adopting a moderate approach on the youths so that they would not be easily influenced by undesired elements.

“We will always have the programme to remind the youths, and our method is a moderate one and not through going to the Middle East to fight because we feel this is not the right way,” he told reporters after attending a ceremony to distribute ‘zakat’ or tithes and breaking of the fast at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jias, here Friday night.

Khairy, who is also the Umno Youth chief, said the youths were advised against being involved with militant activities, and not to emulate this group abroad.

The involvement of youths in such militant activities as carried out by the militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) should not be emulated, he added.

Khairy said the youths should also not emulate the action taken by several Malaysians who had gone to Iraq and Syria to fight alongside the ISIL.
“This is a very bad example and represents an extreme action and it is not a true jihad, some say they are martyrs, they are fighters but this (militant) way which is practised there is not the way,” he said.

Since April 28, police had detained 19 individuals who were believed to be involved in the militant network in Syria and southern Philippines, and were tracking down five others including a university lecturer.

Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur, Cuepacs president Aziz Muda urged the government to revive the loyalty pledge for government employees to prevent them from being involved in any militant movement or other negative activities.

He said the ‘Aku Janji’ or pledge of loyalty expressed by the civil servants when they began their service with the government departments should always be renewed from time to time as a reminder to them to remain loyal to the government and country.

“The renewal of the pledge aims to create awareness so that the civil servants know of their responsibility towards the government and this can also give a positive perception on national development,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

Aziz also expressed his disappointment on the involvement of civil servants in militant movements and described it as a betrayal to the trust placed by the nation on them.

Cuepacs would cooperate with the various ministries in finding the best way to tackle the problem, he said.

In addition, he urged the government to conduct programmes aimed at educating civil servants on developing loyalty toward the country at various levels including in schools, institutions of higher learning or even at the work place.

The Cuepacs president said this when commenting on the involvement of two civil servants, who were among five Malaysian nationals being tracked down by police on suspicion of being involved in militant activities in the country. — Bernama
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Education Ministry targets 100 community colleges in 2015
Posted on August 10, 2014, Sunday
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KEPALA BATAS: To ensure no one is left wanting in the national education process, the education ministry will set up 10 more community colleges in the country next year, in addition to the existing 90.

“Rather than spend three to four years to put up new buildings and slash the expenditure, we will rent two to three shoplots to carry out programmes based on the suitability of the site.

“Thus, what would be needed are the staff salaries and equipment at the community colleges,” said Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

He was speaking at a media conference after attending a 2014 Lebaran Qaseh ceremony: ‘Community College with Industry, Entreprenuers and Community’ at the Kepala Batas Community College here yesterday.

Also present was Department of Community Colleges director-general Datuk Amir Md Noor.

He also launched two books on smart partnerships of community colleges with industry and entrepreneurs which the commuity college had produced.

Idris said having more community colleges – whose locations had been shortlisted – would offer more high-tech and high value-based programmes, in line with the current local needs.

“Community colleges offer demand-driven courses. Not necessary for all colleges to engage in hybrid courses. If a location is a tourism spot, we may offer a hospitality course,” he added.


Idris said 1.3 million Malaysians, aged between 13 and 70, had attended training and short courses in community colleges nationwide.

He noted that the marketability of the graduates was 91.3 per cent, indicating value-added and competitiveness.
On a statement by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin urging the government to empower the education system at national schools to match the quality of education at vernacular schools, Idris said the government was committed on the matter via programmes implemented under the Malaysian National Education Plan. — Bernama
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