National Education Blueprint final report to be announced soon

KUALA LUMPUR: The final report on the National Education Blueprint 2013-2025 has been completed and is expected to be announced soon, Director-General of Education Tan Sri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud said.

Abdul Ghafar said the blueprint was the result of the survey carried out by the Education Ministry from September 2011 to March 2012, involving 8,000 respondents comprising teachers, parents, students and members of the public nationwide.

“The survey was carried out with the aim to improve the national education system until 2025 as an initiative to empower and internationalise the national education system,” he told reporters after opening Petronas’ Sentuhan Ilmu Programme’s Excellence Award for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Schools here on Saturday.

Abdul Ghafar said the survey was vital to help prepare the best educational curriculum to develop students who would not only excel in academic, but also in ethical values.

“This will help the country to produce human capital of better quality and to become a competitor in the international arena,” he said.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had, on Sept 11 last year, launched the preliminary report of the blueprint, which outlines 11 strategic and operational shifts to transform the country’s education system.

The report offers a vision of the education system and students that Malaysia both needs and deserves, detailing the shifts required to achieve that vision.

The education transformation is to take place over 13 years from 2013 to 2025 with a review to be carried out once in every five years beginning 2015. — Bernama

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