Merger of education ministries a good move, says UMS V-C.

KOTA KINABALU: The consolidation of the Education and the Higher Education ministry into one would help create a systematic and orderly education system.

According to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Harun Abdullah, yesterday, he saw the union of the two ministry as something positive and that he was certain it would help the government manage the country’s education sector in an orderly manner.

“That means, in terms of decision making, there will be coordination from the various parties involved – those from the education and the tertiary education sectors. I see this as a positive move as it will lead to precise decision making,” he said.

At the same time, UMS registrar, Lt Kol Datuk Abdullah Mohd Said, commented on the cabinet lineup and lauded the inclusion of more ministers and deputy ministers from Sabah.

He was particularly delighted that the post of the deputy education and higher education minister was given to Mary Yap, a former school principal and educator, who is the Tawau MP.

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