Budget 2013: Ministry seeks special allocation for education blueprint
MUAR, Sept 9 — The Education Ministry hopes to get a special allocation under Budget 2013 to implement the National Education Policy Review Blueprint, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
He said the special allocation was necessary to effect a major shift in education through the three phases of implementation of the blueprint over a period of 13 years to elevate Malaysia to the same standing as countries with the best education system in the world by 2025.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is scheduled to unveil the National Education Policy Review Blueprint on Tuesday, was expected to determine an adequate allocation for implementation of the proposals, he said.
Muhyiddin (picture) spoke to reporters after opening the Pagoh Umno Division delegates’ meeting here. Also present was his wife, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman.
On the blueprint, he said it was a major initiative of the government and the ministry in particular to effect a shift in national education, and added that he hoped that the people would accept it.
He also said that in the three months after its unveiling, the ministry would give Malaysians the opportunity to give their views on improving the blueprint.
Then, the blueprint would be fine-tuned and presented to the Cabinet by the end of the year, he added. — Bernama