KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he already has ideas on how to improve the education system.
Having named himself acting Education Minister less than two weeks ago, Dr Mahathir said he was still in the process of attending briefings by the Education Ministry to understand its functions and responsibilities.
“We find there are many things that need to be reviewed, (to see) whether they are good or not.
“We also find that people normally make comments and we will take into consideration their comments and decide if we need to make changes or not, ” he told reporters after attending a Bank Rakyat conversation session with the Prime Minister here Tuesday (Jan 14).
Dr Mahathir said the aim of the Education Ministry is to educate students so that they could live a perfect life.
“Our aim is to educate children so that when they grow up, they can live a good life, able to earn a living, become a productive person and not one who is solely dependent on assistance, ” he added.
On a request by the from National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) for the government to consider adding Influenza A to the list of infectious diseases that requires quarantine leave, Dr Mahathir said he would think about it.
The prime minister said he was also studying calls for the government to recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).