Malaysia Budget 2013: Strengthening Education.
According to the Malaysia Budget 2013, there are 5 key focus areas. One of the focus areas is strengthening education. There are 5 sub allocations from the Malaysia Budget 2013 to strengthening education which including Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 – 2025, enhance teaching skills, development of the education sector, strengthening the Role of Pre-Schools and Pilot project for TASKA OKU.
Since the Malaysia government has view education as the main agenda of this nation, a large allocation has been provided in every year. In the Malaysia Budget 2013, the allocation for education and training accounts for RM38.7 billion or 21% of the total budget (Budget 2013: Tax breaks, affordable housing and cash for the needy, 2012). The RM38.7 billion is allocated to the Ministry of Education (MOE) for operating and development expenditure. On 11 September 2012, Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 – 2025 was launched at the Ministry of Education. Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 – 2025 Preliminary Report ensures that the national education system is capable of improving the potential of each Malaysia child (Budget 2013: Tax breaks, affordable housing and cash for the needy, 2012). It aims to transform the national education system to be on equality and comparable to that of developed nations.
Besides from the allocation of RM38.7 billion or 21% of the total budget to Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia government had allocate another additional RM500 million to enhance teaching skills in the subjects such as Bahasa Malaysia, English, Science and Mathematics through the Higher Order Thinking Skills approach which develop innovative human capital and increase thinking skills among children. This allocation helps the teachers to develop their ability, skills and quality. It also includes the establishment of an Education Delivery Unit (EDU). It helps to monitor and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the...
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