Wee Jeck Seng questions Pakatan's commitment to recognise UEC

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  • Thursday, 28 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Tanjung Piai MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng (pic) wants to know if the Pakatan Harapan government is still committed to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).

In his debate for the Budget 2020 for the Education Ministry, Wee wanted to know if the Unified Examination Certificate Task Force (PPDUEC) was formed to facilitate the implementation of Pakatan's promise to recognise UEC as stated in its election manifesto.

"What is the time frame for the government to recognise the UEC once the report is submitted by the year-end, as mentioned by the Education Minister?

"How will the outcome of the PPDUEC help in harmonising the contradiction in terms of technicality and law, and in the implementation of Pakatan's election manifesto to recognise the UEC?" he said in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (Nov 28).

It was reported that the Education Ministry was optimistic that the final report of the PPDUEC would be handed over before year-end.

The Tanjung Piai lawmaker also wanted an assurance from the Government that it will not change the basic framework of the UEC examination system and it would continue to be handled by Dong Zhong.

"What are the steps taken by the Government to reduce misunderstanding and doubts by certain parties against UEC when the Pakatan government promised to recognise it as an entrance to degree programmes at higher learning institutions worldwide?" he added.

Wee also questioned whether the UEC of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (MICSS) would be accepted as the national education system.

"Since 2004, the UEC certificate had been recognised as an entrance to private higher learning institutions," he said.

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