Task force to help streamline preschool education


Giving help: Fadhlina (second from right) at the handover of the early schooling aid cheque for Penang in Nibong Tebal, Penang. — Bernama

NIBONG TEBAL: A special task force to coordinate the streamlining of the preschool education system under the Education Ministry has been set up to expedite education reforms, says Fadhlina Sidek.

The Education Minister said the ministry’s agenda is to ensure that the curriculum and other issues related to preschools such as learning methods and syllabi could be streamlined under the ministry.

“We will inform from time to time the progress of what is happening and being achieved in the context of preschool education, which includes its expansion and quality,” she told reporters here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Fadhlina, who is also Nibong Tebal MP, was met after officiating the closing ceremony of the Penang School Management Board engagement session and handover of the early schooling aid cheque for Penang.

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil previously said the Cabinet on Jan 24 had decided to streamline the preschool education system nationwide to ensure a more comprehensive early childhood education.

Meanwhile, Fadhlina said the ministry had completed the investigation into a bullying incident at Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) in September last year and left it to the authorities to proceed with further action.

In the incident on Sept 24, a Form Four student at the boarding school was injured and had to receive treatment at the Kuala Kangsar Hospital after he was allegedly attacked by four senior students.

The incident was revealed by the victim’s mother on social media, after which MCKK’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) expressed regret over the act of publicising it.

The PTA claimed the revelation portrayed a negative image of the school.

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