Published: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 1:30:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 4:58:41 PM
DPM: Training for incompetent teachers, officers in line with blueprint
BY RAHIMY RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR: Incompetent teachers and education officers will be send for training based on different modules according to their own competency level, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, told the Dewan Rakyat that the ministry would give extra emphasis on improving teaching professionalism, learning skills, knowledge and quality teaching in line with the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2012-2025.
He said that an "integrated instrument" was being developed to assess the competency level of the officers and teachers nationwide.
“In this context, the expertise from the Institute of Teachers Education (IPG), Aminuddin Baki Institute (IAB), English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) and various departments of the ministry will be used as facilitators to improve on professionalism," he told Mohd Nor Othman (BN-Hulu Terengganu) during Question Time.
Mohd Nor wanted to know the extent that the blueprint had used the Razak and Rahman Talib Reports as the basis to increase unity among students.
Muhyiddin said that the blueprint was drafted based on the Razak Report (1956), Rahmah Talib Report (1960), Report of the Cabinet Committee to review implementation of the Education Policy or known as the Mahathir statement (1979).
He noted that the public could still give their inputs and suggestions on the blueprint through its open day at six zones nationwide from Oct 6 to 20.
“So far, we have received feed back from various groups that touches on the equal distribution on the use of English in schools," he added.