KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya (UM) today launched its Education Specialist Centre (UM-Edu Spec), the first education hospital in South East Asia, in an effort to improve the quality of education in the country.
Vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Mohd Amin Jalaludin said UM-Edu Spec would be a meeting centre for experts in various fields to conduct research and indirectly assist the government and other agencies in drafting new policies which are more futuristic.
“There are several programmes under UM-Edu Spec, including the children learning rehabilitation programme, as well as counseling services for problematic individuals or institutions,” he said.
He was speaking after the ground-breaking ceremony of the Postgraduate Research Hub Laboratory at the UM Education Faculty by UM Board Chairman Tan Sri Arshad Ayub, here today.
Mohd Amin said the five-storey building which was being build at a cost of RM10 million was due for completion in May next year.
Meanwhile, Education Faculty dean Prof Dr Saedah Siraj said the UM-Educ Spec would play a role in searching for effective strategies to meet the special education needs of children.
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