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KUCHING, July 6: Teachers in the country are encouraged to speak up and propose ideas to improve the Malaysian education system.
Sarawak DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) publicity secretary Abdul Aziz Isa said it was high time for Malaysia’s standard of education to be on par with other progressive countries.
But for this to happen, the country’s education system must undergo a major transformation to resolve the current flaws that have caused the quality of education to deteriorate over the years.
“Under the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, our education minister, Dr Maszlee Malik, has been entrusted by the rakyat with the duty of improving our nation’s standard of education.
“The Education Ministry can also look into other matters on how to introduce additional languages in national schools, to increase the number of students with multi-language skills, and also lighten the burden of school teachers,” Abdul Aziz said in a statement today.
He opined that the ministry could also consider creating a better environment for teachers and students, where there is respect for each other, regardless of race and faith.
“This is because the culture of respect for one another is not being discussed in the learning process. We want the education institution to instil good values, making it a way of life within the next five years.
“So, I would like to encourage all teachers to point out the common bones of contention and make suggestions on how to improve the Malaysian education system.”
He added that no one should shy away from addressing the current hurdles and limitations in the education system.
“We should be able to open up to each other in a congregational manner to discuss these issues to reshape and improve the education system,” Abdul Aziz said. — DayakDaily