70,000 English teachers sat for Cambridge test

LONDON: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is expecting to see the first wave of the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025′s success through the results achieved by students at the end of the year.

He said the results would provide a catalyst for the government to assess the system’s strength and weakness.

“To witness the true impact of the blueprint through the first wave may not be an easy task but in the following years, it’s effectiveness can be seen clearly,” he said.

He also said 70,000 English teachers have sat the Cambridge Placement Test, while another 5,000 have completed their training to improve language proficiency.

According to him, the blueprint which was launched last week, has remarkable support from all stakeholders, both in and outside the country.

He said everyone directly involved in the process clearly wanted to see improvement in various segments including commitment from parents, community, teachers, school administration and students.

The blueprint, which was drawn up with precision and care through contributions from international and local educational experts aims to transform the education system in Malaysia.

Muhyiddin said among the areas emphasized in the blueprint were teachers, school leaders, school quality, curriculum and assessment, command of multiple languages, post-secondary education opportunities, parents and communities, resource efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the education delivery system

Muhyiddin, who is on a five day working visit to the UK, also said he was happy with the outcome of his meetings with education industry leaders, especially representatives from the University of Redding and a number of other universities in the UK who had contributed positive views and ideas towards the government’s initiative to launch the blueprint. -Bernama