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Education plan rebranded

September 15, 2014 | National News

PUTRAJAYA: THE National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) will be rebranded as the Malaysian Education Development Plan (Higher Education) 2015-2025 and is expected to be launched at the end of the year.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the move followed the merger of the Education and Higher Education Ministries last year.

Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, said the status of the national higher education plan was discussed during a meeting with the new National Education Advisory Council line-up that met for the first time yesterday.

The rebranding will enable PSPTN to undergo a transformation to align its philosophies, programmes and projects to cover all levels in the education sector, from preschool to school-leavers.

In May, Muhyiddin had said the rebranding was crucial, following the merger of the two ministries, as there was a need to ensure that academic programmes at institutions of higher learning were in tandem with the school syllabus.

The higher education sector, he said, should ensure that initiatives or programmes initiated in schools were further developed at the tertiary level.

The Education Ministry yesterday appointed 11 prominent intellectuals and educationists to sit in the council, which will act as its official think tank for the next two years. Chaired by former education director-general Tan Sri Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad, the council will advise the education minister on all matters related to the country’s education system.

More information, read here: http://www.nst.com.my/node/20466

Source: 
New Straits Times, 6 August 2014

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