KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) -- The capability and efficiency of school
leaders and teachers is one of the determining factors of the quality of
education in schools, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Myhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the frontliners needed to
set personal targets to become leaders in their respective capacities in or
outside of the classroom.
"The emphasis on leadership, teaching and learning aspects is appropriate
and should benefit those pursuing such noble values.
"Besides that, the involvement of parents in schools whether through the
Parent-Teacher Association or in a personal capacity should be refined so that
the spirit of responsibility towards the noble aspiration should jointly be
shouldered," he said in hi speech at the opening the "School Transformation
through Excellent Leadership" conference here today.
The text of his speech was read out by Education director-general Tan
Sri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud.
The three-day conference attended by about 200 teachers and counsellors
from more than 80 schools across the country was organised by Yayasan AMIR and
the PINTAR Foundation.
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