KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) will continue to give parents and students the choice to determine their direction in education after their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said MOHE did not intend to compel SPM school leavers who failed to pursue higher studies to enrol in institutions which offer Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes.
He said the SPM school leavers can continue studies in TVET through 34 polytechnics and 94 community colleges nationwide and in other institutions which offer the programme.
“The government will continue to empower and mainstream TVET and raise awareness among students and parents to make it a top choice for SPM school leavers who are not keen on academic,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
Bumiputera Education Tour Main Committee chairman Tan Sri Prof Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar had urged the government to compel SPM school leavers who did not continue their studies in academic to take up TVET.
“I do not disagree with Tan Sri, but it is neccessary to give the parents and students a choice.
“This is because some students may not do well in the SPM examination but do very well when in university,” said Idris. – BERNAMA