MoE hopes TVET to be given priority in 2020 budget: Maszlee

20 Sep 2019 / 14:05 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Education (MoE) hopes that the Technical, Vocational Educational and Training (TVET), as well as the book industry and language will be given priority in the 2020 Budget, which will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 11.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the MoE was committed to fulfilling the educational aspirations of providing quality education to all Malaysians.

“We want to make sure that the TVET field is one of the key things to be highlighted in the budget this time around.

“We also want to equip our students with necessary skills as they need to be more competitive in the job market,” he told Bernama.

Maszlee said his ministry would also emphasise on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) from pre-school to university levels.

The 2020 Budget themed ‘Shared Prosperity: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth towards High Income Economy’, reflects the government policies that encourage quality growth in efforts to achieve high-income status, where it can be felt in every community.

In the 2019 Budget, the education sector was allocated with the largest provision at RM60.2 billion or 19.1% of total government spending for the year. - Bernama

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