KOTA KINABALU: Teachers nowadays play a more challenging role in nurturing a future generation that meets the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the government was undergoing a paradigm shift by improving and upgrading the national education sector.
“The government plans and executes numerous policies as well as programmes to transform the national education system so that it remains relevant with current demands and is sustainable with quality education.
“This is in line with one of the National Key Result Areas (NKRA), which is to widen the access to quality and affordable education,” he said at the closing ceremony of Karnival Pamer Keunggulan 2018 by the Sabah State Education Department here, yesterday.
His speech was delivered by Assistant Education and Innovation Minister Mohammad Mohamarin.
Nonetheless, Shafie reminded that all parties must understand that realising the goal was not easy and the results from it were not instant, but requires appropriate timing.
He then commended the State Education Department for organising the carnival as an initiative to revolutionise education.
“Congratulations to the State Education Department for making this programme a success, where students’ achievements in various aspects are displayed.
“In an era of taking up the challenge of a democratic education, we can only be open towards accepting prospects,” he said.
According to Shafie, the programme was meant as a platform to share experiences and successes of students so as to continue the legacy of excellence among Sabahan children.
He said the sharing of these good practices through exhibitions and activities was in line with the call to apply quality management, which plays an equally important role in producing a quality education system.
Also present at the event was Sabah State Education Department director Datuk Maimunah Suhaibul.