PETALING JAYA, May 4 (Bernama) -- The higher education ministry has stressed on
the need for early childhood educators to upgrade themselves with at least,
diploma qualification, to transform the education system in the country under
the 10th Malaysia Plan.
According to the minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, about 93 per cent
of teachers currently, did not possess certification in Early Child Care and
"In order to achieve this target, there is a real need to upskill existing
teachers and provide pre-service training. We hope to see more participation
from the private sector in developing ECCE training centres to improve the
quality of teachers," he said.
Mohamed Khaled said this after launching the Early Childhood Education College
campus in Damansara Damai here today.
In line with the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) of Education, the minister
said the development of private ECCE centres would generate RM338
million in gross national income in 2020.
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