Malaysia’s Priority On Education Is Second To None – MOE

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 18 (Bernama) — Access to quality education is seen as second to none by the Malaysian government for which the bulk of the country’s budget is being channelled at present.

Malaysia’s Education Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad said the government had put a lot of investment in education, as it strived to improve the country’s quality of education, which is envied by many countries.

She said education expenditure would be allocated about 21 per cent from the federal government annual budget.

“The government sees education as an investment, not a cost and, therefore, the government had provided facilities in terms of proper and conducive infrastructure, in the form of schools and co-curricular activities.

“Even the government has a special programme called the Supplementary Food Programme whereby money is allocated to provide nutritious meals to children from poor socio-economic background, to ensure they get a head start in school,” she said during the concurrent session, entitled ‘Innovation as a Strategic Imperative for the Organisation’.

The session was held in conjunction with 2016 Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM), which was moderated by adviser and head of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Public Sector Governance Unit, Dr Joan Nwasike.

CAPAM was established in 1994 to facilitate the sharing of information and best practices between public administrations of Commonwealth countries, in addition to promoting good governance in the government.

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