Asli backs education system reforms

PETALING JAYA: The Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) has expressed support for the Education Ministry’s efforts to reform the education system.

Asli Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam said it was a commendable effort which should be supported by all.

“The ministry’s policy commitments in delivering holistic, value-driven education and engaging the private sector in reforms intended for the education system and dedication towards ensuring quality education for all is commendable,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik had revealed plans to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) a way of life.

“STEM education will be updated to become STREAM, including the vital components of Arts and Reading.

“We will also shift the priorities of teachers and lecturers nationally to focus on teaching STEM in a fun and experiential way, thereby making STEM accessible to all,” he said at an open dialogue on Malaysian education on Thursday.

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