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Early Childhood Education Needs Improvements

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KUALA NERANG – Early childhood education will continue to be the government’s agenda to further enhance the national education system in these challenging times.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the National Early Childhood Education Committee has been given the responsibility to plan a holistic education system.

“The National Early Childhood Education Committee has to find the best example, including from abroad, to put the education system on the right track,” he told reporters after handing over scholarship to children of rubber smallholders and Risda, at SM Kuala Nerang, here, today.

During the event, 48 outstanding Form Five students each received cheques for RM500 as incentive for them to continue studying hard to achieve good results in their examinations.

Mahdzir said the present early childhood education system was alright and only need some improvements and would not involve the formulation of a new system.

The ministry plans to ensure that teachers of childcare centres and those run by Kemas (Community Development Department) possess at least a diploma in early childhood education. – BERNAMA

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