KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he already has ideas on how to improve the education system in the country.
Having become acting education minister hardly two weeks ago, Dr Mahathir said he is still in the process of attending briefings by the Education Ministry to understand its functions and responsibilities.
“We find there are many things that need to be reviewed, (to see) whether they are good or not.
“We also find that people normally make comments and we will take into consideration their comments and decide if we need to make changes or not,” he told reporters after attending a Bank Rakyat conversation session with the Prime Minister here today.
Dr Mahathir took the education portfolio in an acting capacity on Jan 3 following Dr Maszlee Malik’s resignation from the post.
“Our aim is to educate children so that when they grow up, they can live a good life, be able to earn a living, become a productive person and not one who is solely dependent on assistance,” he said.
On a request by the from the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) for the government to consider adding Influenza A to the list of infectious diseases that requires quarantine leave, Dr Mahathir said he would consider it.
He said he is also studying the call for the government to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). - Jan 14, 2020 Bernama