Ministry of Education should work with groups from different backgrounds to move forward, says minister

Senior Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin said the Ministry of Education needs to work with various support groups to ensure that the country’s education system will not get caught in the same old pattern. ―

Saturday, September 24, 2022 3:24 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, September 24 ― The Ministry of Education must work with various support groups to ensure that the country’s education system will not be caught in the same old pattern, Chief Education Minister Datuk has said. Radzi Jidin.

He said the education sector should not discriminate against people based on their background to increase the number and variety of ideas that can be used to improve it.

“While some people say our education is going backwards, I still say we’re not going backwards, but we’ve been stagnating for a few years.

“As a ministry, we cannot work alone in this area. We need the support of everyone who is willing to work with us,” he said in his speech at the Teach For Malaysia (TFM) 10th anniversary celebration here today.

Radzi said that in this regard, TFM has done a good job over the past 10 years by forming partnerships with 893 schools across the country, recruiting, training and placing hundreds of teachers in these schools contributing directly to the development of national education.

He added that Malaysia has over five million students nationwide in around 10,000 schools with almost 500,000 teachers who have built the complex education ecosystem.

“We have Perlis schools in Sabah, in towns, rural and urban areas as well as remote areas and we have teachers from all walks of life,” he said.

Meanwhile, President and Founding Trustee of TFM Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz cum Tunku Besar Seri Menanti expressed pride in the progress his organization has made over the past decade, becoming a movement with 474 knowledgeable people in leadership working to end inequalities in education. ― Bernama