Education system needs to adapt to a fast-changing world – Salleh

KOTA BELUD: KOTA BELUD: Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak opined that the country’s education system should always be dynamic and progressive and be ready to
adapt to changing times.


In this regard, he said the Ministry of Education’s decision to introduce school-based assessment (PBS) as a yardstick for the competence of children at school was approriate and timely.

“Students are exposed to higher-level thinking skills (HTL); that is, students are able to think outside the box and are able to answer high-level questions.

“In other words, we need to produce excellent and competent students, that is, to achieve quality standards to continue their studies at public or private higher education institutions,” he said.

Salleh, who is also the Usukan assemblyman, said this in his speech at the Outstanding Student Award Ceremony of SMK Pekan II, near here today.

He said that the goal of bringing the country to international quality education standards needs to be supported by all parties, especially educators.

Therefore, he said educators need to be prepared to reform the education system through continuous policy and strategy innovation, especially when the country is about to step towards the Industrial Revolution (I.R. 4.0).

Considering the development of information and communication technology (ICT) globally, Salleh said educators need to equip themselves with ICT knowledge or the necessary skills to enable them to face the challenges ahead of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

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