We need transparent implementation mechanism for National Education Blueprint, 20.1.2007.
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw proposes that the Government establish a transparent mechanism to implement the National Education Blueprint in Malaysia, consistent with the Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin's emphasis of a blueprint that is not based on colour and that need every sector to participate.
We shall study the blueprint carefully. We shall continue to monitor its implementation and to give suggestions, so that we can, together, make our multi-stream education system attain world-class status.
Dr Tan comments on the National Education Blueprint launched by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 16 January, 2oo7.
Abdullah hopes that the blueprint will be implemented properly to ensure students receive the best possible education the ministry can deliver. Then, Hishamuddin stresses that it is not based on colour, religious background or socio-economic status. He adopts a two-pronged approach to implement six thrusts - nation-building, developing human capital, strengthening national schools, narrowing the education gap, improving the teaching profession and accelerating excellence at educational institutions. We must make sure that the blueprint will not remain only a blueprint.
Malaysians agree that we must develop our education into a world-class system. In theory, the six thrusts including nation-building are acceptable. It is one thing to strengthen national schools so as to change our perception of these schools. It is another to ensure a fair treament for all schools with different streams.
The Education Minister wants everyone to participate in making the blueprint a success. Then, he would have to talk to all sectors, not just to certain people only.
We shall continue to give our comments. We reiterate that there is a need for a truly transparent mechanism to implement the blueprint.
Tan Seng Giaw