DATUK Dr Mohd Gazali Abas (pic) has been appointed the new secretary-general of the Education Ministry.
He takes over from Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad who went on mandatory retirement on May 22.
Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, in a statement, said Dr Mohd Gazali was previously the secretary-general of the Human Resources Ministry.
He had been in the civil service for 32 years since joining the Administrative and Diplomatic Service on Jan 13, 1986, he said.
“He has gained extensive experience in economic and financial management as well as human capital development,” he said.
Dr Mohd Gazali had also served as the National Institute of Public Administration director; Human Resources Ministry deputy secretary-general (operations); Economic Planning Unit Human Capital Development Section director and Network Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance executive director.
Dr Mohd Gazali holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Universiti Malaya, a Master’s of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and a PhD in Global Information and Telecommunications from Waseda University, Japan.
Dr Ali said Dr Mohd Gazali's knowledge, experience and credibility would enable him to carry out his responsibilities effectively and to continue the mission of the Education Ministry in maintaining a quality education system geared to developing the potential of individuals to meet the aspirations of the nation. — Bernama
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