Muhyiddin meets members of International Evaluation Panel on Education Review
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 10 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended a meeting with two representatives from an International Evaluation Panel on Education Review at his office, here today.
They were Singapore National Institute of Education (NIE) Director Prof Lee Sing Kong and former Korea Education, Science and Technology Minister Byong-Man Ahn.
In March this year, Muhyiddin said the views, feedback and ideas from the people will be used as input to come up with a strategic plan for the national education system.
Muhyiddin said an independent evaluation panel, made up of Malaysians and foreigners, was appointed to vet and provide feedback on the first phase report.
Besides, several approaches would also be taken to get the people involved, like having forums, roundtable sessions, town hall meetings, surveys and using the social media in order to improve the national education system, he said.
Meanwhile, Lee said the education reform panel was a good exercise and very systematically conducted, articulated and identified.
“It was not just involved in internal study but also in consultation with professionals from various agencies that are involved in this development,” he told reporters after the meeting.
He said during the meeting they spoke on the process of how the whole exercise was done and based on his opinion it was a very systematic approach towards understanding how a reform of education system took place.
“The process involved a lot of understanding. There is a lot of analysis of data, situation and then we know where we are.
“And also this exercise articulates a very clear desire outcome of education. The system aspiration as well as students aspiration,” he added.
Meanwhile, Byong who was impressed with the reform project said, it would be a very successful project because it not only received advice from experts but also from the people, parents and stakeholders.
“The project itself is very broad, enough to cover all the important aspects of education reform, and I hope the project will be really successful. I will watch it and will give advice,” he said.
The preliminary reports on the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2015 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tomorrow. – Bernama