Education Act 1961 (had been amended to Education Act 1996) was based on proposal made in Rahman Talib’s Report in 1960. Here’s a summary of the policy adopted:
- emphasis greater access to education
- compulsory primary education for all.
- provide free education up to upper secondary level
- provision of trained teachers, education aids to assist the poor (text books on loan, scholarship)
- establishment of common curriculum
- administer the same public examination system for all
- implementation in stages of Bahasa Malaysia as the main medium of instruction
- the use of Bahasa Malaysia and English a the medium of national examination system
- emphasis on vocational education to meet the man power need
- emphasis the need for moral and religious education
- where there are 15 or more Muslim students, religious study will be provided through public fund
- religious studies other than Islam may be conducted outside formal school hours but assistance of public fund is denied.
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