SIBU: Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) has described the launching of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 Preliminary Report as a step forward to transform the education system, making students globally competitive.
Its president William Ghani Bina
yesterday said the initiative augured well for everyone, bringing about
improvement of study for students, including that of planning and
selection of teachers.
“The launching is timely,” said Ghani who
stressed that education could no longer afford to be confined to suit
the needs of local environment as competition for jobs was global.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the blueprint in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre yesterday.
Ghani said: “Competition for jobs is no longer localised but had become globalised with the dawning of globalisation.
“After completing their studies, there are students, who may
vtsearch for greener pastures overseas, necessitating for education
system that makes and hones them to be globally competitive.
such, STU is in full support of the initiative which comes with many
merits, enabling students to be able to compete at the global front.”
who was in Kuala Lumpur for the launch, urged parents and teachers,
especially those in Sabah and Sarawak, to make good of the initiative.
so, he said, would up their children’s market value, making them
competitive globally, given the increasingly competitive labour market.
observed it was a norm worldwide from job seekers to venture out from
their country in search of new experience and employment opportunities.
hope these students having worked overseas for some years would come
back to the country to share their experience and contribute to
nation-building,” Ghani said.