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All for one and one for all: Najib, wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Muhyiddin, wife Puan Seri Norainee Abdul Rahman and other Umno leaders cutting ‘pulut kuning’ at the end of the Umno General Assembly. -NORAFIFI EHSAN / The Star
TEACHERS will not be burdened by excessive workload with the new school-based assessment system, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The load would be taken off them by April next year, added the Umno deputy president in his winding-up speech at the party’s general assembly yesterday.
Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, said: “We guarantee this matter would be overcome as I have asked the ministry to improve the information access system. By April 2014, it will no longer be a burden to the teachers.”
He called on the Umno education bureau to explain the national education blueprint to the grassroots, adding that despite objections, the Government was firm in pushing the plan.
Muhyiddin said Islamic education would also be systematically implemented at all levels and the 85 community colleges would be used for life-long Islamic learning.
He said the Ulul Albab Islamic education module would be extended to religious schools from next year, adding that four religious schools in Terengganu were involved in the pioneer programme.
Muhyiddin said the Ministry was also looking into a proposal to provide incentives for bumiputra students who had taken up loans from the Higher Education Fund instead of rewarding only those who had obtained a first class degree.
In an apparent move to clear the air, following whispers on the ground of an alleged rift between the two top leaders in the party, Muhyiddin pledged his loyalty to party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“It is pertinent to strengthen the party to face the challenges ahead,” he said.
Muhyiddin announced a special assembly would be called to discuss the new election process and procedures, apart from the proposed amendments to the party constitution.
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