Education System Needs Holistic Overhaul

Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Tajudin Md Ninggal, OUM Vice President/Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Research), recently contributed as a panellist at the 2024 National Education and Learning Summit.

Themed “Innovating Education for the Future,” the summit convened at WTCKL in Kuala Lumpur on 23 April, featuring an opening address by the Deputy Minister of Education, YB Wong Kah Woh.

Of the 6 parallel sessions, Datuk Tajudin took part in session 3A: Malaysian Higher Education Policy: Challenges and Opportunities in Fostering Research Excellence.

In the session, Datuk Tajudin said a holistic overhaul of the education system to nurture integrity and critical thinking from a young age was needed for Malaysia to be a progressive nation.

He added that the education system has to be revamped to nurture the spirit of nation-building, apart from building character through mentoring, coaching and a good career guidance system.

The session was moderated by Dr Chong Su Li, Senior Lecturer & Head, University Social Responsibility (USR) Education, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS/President, Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia.

Joining Datuk Tajudin on the panel were:

  • Prof Dr Maszlee Malik, Former Minister of Education, Malaysia/Chairman, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies
  • Dato’ Satinah Syed Saleh, Adjunct Professor, University of Cyberjaya/Director, Melewar Learning Resources/Direct English/ President, Malaysian Association for Education
  • Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim, Chairman, Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia
  • Ms Lata Bavisi, President, EC-Council University
  • Prof Ts Dr Rabiah Ahmad, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia