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‘Time to recognise and elevate TVET’

June 24, 2018 | National News

PETALING JAYA: A holistic im­­provement of education in Malaysia includes the recognition and en­­hance­­ment of Technical and Voca­tional Education and Training (TVET), says PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar (pic).

TVET should be elevated to a status equivalent or superior to traditional tertiary education, she added.

Nurul Izzah, who chairs a newly set-up TVET task force to strengthen and improve TVET, said in a statement yesterday: “We must demonstrate that a university education does not have to be the be-all-end-all goal for Malaysians, that many alternatives exist alongside these options, while a system that has for so long practised various forms of exclusion shall now be expanded to ensure no Malaysian is left behind.

“The mandate given to me (by Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik) is to come up with a report on structurally reforming TVET before one year is up.”

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