NS training modules, curriculum still relevant, says D-G
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
BALIK PULAU: National Service Training Department (JLKN) yesterday denied allegations by the opposition that the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) modules and curriculum were outdated and irrelevant.
JLKN director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said the department was not static and rigid in the development of modules and curriculum and they can be reviewed all the time.
“We cannot describe it as relevant or not without any research been done on the issues. We have given new input in every module for every new intake.
“For example, currently we have started our pilot project for nationalism module in 14 training camps,” he told reporters after accompanying Defence Minister’s wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis, who visited the White Resort National Service training camp.
Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong from DAP has described the PLKN modules and curriculum as outdated and asked Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to review the programme.
Abdul Hadi said besides the pilot project for nationalism module, JLKN in collaboration with the Election Commission (SPR), had also introduced simulation election to expose a concept, process and implementation of the election to the PLKN trainees.
He said JLKN had also worked with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris to examine the trainees Body Mass Index, which was among the changes in the PLKN physical module. — Bernama