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My hope is to continue forward and drive up performance levels in this state – Jame Alip

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Education Department has outlined 12 areas of focus to hike up performance levels in the state including the achievements for public examinations such as the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

Its director, Datuk Jame Alip said the Key Performance Index or KPI set for UPSR is to attain a State Average Grade of 2.20 and 65 percent of passes and for SPM to obtain a State Average Grade of 4.70 and 92 percent of passes. He pointed out that although Sabah has been making impressive improvements over the years it had yet to achieve the targeted KPI.

“We need to plan intervention programmes that will give high impact to push performance levels up and my hope is that this year we will continue to march forward and drive up performance levels in this state in tandem with other states in Malaysia,” he said.

Jame was speaking when delivering his address for 2016 at the Federal Government Administrative Complex here yesterday.

Those present included his deputy, Hajah Maimunah Haji Suhaibul, sector heads, education officers, principals and headmasters.

This year, the department has also set its sights on the LINUS 2.0 Programme, 21st Century Learning and the District Transformation Programme to ensure the quality of education continues to improve.

Further, it will focus on increasing the number of schools of Bands 1 and 2 while reducing those in Bands 5 and 6. “We want to focus on reducing the rate of truancy in schools, enhancing sports development and co-curriculum, enhancing basic Islamic education at the primary school level, improving management and co-ordination of public examinations as well as enhance our educators through psychology and counselling programmes,” said Jame.


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Wisma Pendidikan handed over

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: The newly-completed Wisma Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Sabah was handed over to the State Education Department on Tuesday.

The RM45.5 million building was built under the 9th Malaysia Plan’s Education Development Projects and was due for completion in 2011.

However, contractors were forced to delay the hand-over by almost three years due to several technical problems.

Education Department Director Datuk Jame Alip in his keynote address during the hand-over ceremony, said while the delay was unavoidable at the time, future projects under the department will need to be monitored more closely especially when dealing with other infrastructure providers to prevent the same problem happening again.

“It is mind-boggling that some people needed more than a year to solve a problem, and the contractor was kept waiting. Even our Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman does not like delays.

“Rules are man-made and if there is a need to break the rules for the common good, it is better to do it. We must learn from experience especially with abandoned school projects,” he said.

Jame also said that while education is an important vehicle capable of propelling the country into a developed nation, it is an undeniable fact that Sabah is still behind in terms of school infrastructure compared to other states in Peninsular Malaysia.

“Nine states in the peninsula are equal to one Sabah, Putrajaya must understand this. Sabah must not be seen as equal, it must be a bit more than that. If in the peninsula they receive RM10 million, here the equivalent is RM50 million,” he said.

Similarly, he added, educational excellence is not driven merely by the quality of human resource development and good management but also supported by sufficient and conducive infrastructure.

Therefore, he hoped that the new administrative building could improve both the department’s effectiveness and its delivery system.

The 10-storey building, situated on Jalan Kompleks Sukan Likas, will accommodate 249 department staff and has ample parking space, a surau, a cafeteria and five meeting rooms.

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Sabah Education Plan.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Sabah State Education Department’s Five – Year Strategic Development Plan (2007-2011) – “SMART ACTION GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT” (SAGA) was launched by the Director of Education, Datuk Normah Gagoh on 31 January 2007. SAGA was formulated based on the evaluation of the success of its forerunner, “BEYOND EXCELLENCE” (BE) 2000 – 2005 which ended in 2005.


To become an excellent organisation in the management of education services in Malaysia by 2011.


To provide the best education services to all educators through quality and effective management towards forming an excellent generation.


  • To develop human capital;
  • To consolidate administration, management and leadership in the field of education;
  • To uplift the status of the teaching profession;
  • To make the use of ICT and media a culture;
  • To strengthen the system of assessment and evaluation;
  • To upgrade the effectiveness of school inspection.

SAGA is inline with Vision 2020 – the National Mission and the National Education Development Blueprint (2006-2010) on developing human capital with First – Class Mentality.

The critical concern is how to employ effective means to improve students development in order to promote “First-Class Mentality” – and thus to improve the Malaysian HDI.

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