Malaysia Education Blueprint

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Presented to delegations from Thaksin University, Thailand.

Text of Malaysia Education Blueprint


  • The National Education Blueprint (2013-2025), was launched on 11 September 2012, outlines 11 shifts required to transform the national education system over the next 13 years.

  • First wave (2013 2015): Blueprint implementation, there will be more support for teachers and focus on core student skillsSecond wave (2016 2020):Build upon progress.Third wave (2012 2025)Schools will have autonomy to handle their own administration

  • Blueprint focuses on six student attributesKnowledge,Thinking SkillsLeadershipBilingual ProficiencyEthicsNational IdentityTo achieve desired student outcomes, reform of education system to be approached in 11 shifts

  • Provide equal access to quality education of an international standard. Initiatives under Shift 1 revised curriculum for schools in 2017 and option for high achieving students to finish school earlier.

  • Ensure every child is proficient in Bahasa Malaysia and English language. Under Shift 2 70,000 English teachers to sit for Cambridge Placement Test (CPT) and be given training to improve language proficiency. Standard Bahasa Malaysia curriculum for all both government and vernacular primary schoolsgoal to abolish 'remove' class in secondary schools by 2017

  • Develop values-driven Malaysiansplans of expanding the Student Integration Plan for Unity (RIMUP) programme for students

  • Transform teaching into profession of choice. Only top 30% of graduates will be recruited for teaching. Also new career package and reduced administrative duties for teachers.

  • Ensure high-performing school leaders in every school

  • Empower state and district Education Departments and schools to customise solutions based on need - they can tailor their approach for different schools.

  • Leverage ICT to scale up quality learning across Malaysia. Ministry to expand 1Bestari (Wifi) to all schools.

  • Transform Education Ministry delivery capabilities and capacity so that there is no overlap of function and more streamlined.

  • Partner with parents, community and private sector at scale. Parents will be able to monitor student progress online through School Examination Analysis System (SAPS) system. Five hundred trust schools to be set up

  • Maximise student outcomes for every ringgit. To ensure "outcome-based budgeting" with government spending on education

  • Increase transparency for direct public accountability. Blueprint and progress of its goals will be made public

  • *. Next open discussion