Ministry of Education (Malaysia)
|The Federal Government of Malaysia|
Logo of the Ministry Of Education
Idris bin Jusoh
|Deputy Minister||P. Kamalanathan
Mary Yap Kain Ching
|Secretary General||Madinah Mohamad
The Ministry of Education (MOE) (Malay: Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia) is a Government ministry responsible for Malaysian educational matters. The current minister is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is also Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and [Idris bin Jusoh]] who served as Minister II .
Malay name and its function
In Bahasa Malaysia it was called Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, which was in charge in all education-related affairs. But in 2004, it has changed its name into Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, which is only in charge from pre-school up to secondary level of education. The tertiary education is taken over by a new ministry, Ministry of Higher Education until May 2013 where Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the two ministry will be merged to form a single Ministry of Education.
Historically, the position of Minister of Education is considered a stepping stone for future Malaysian prime ministers. All Malaysian prime ministers to date have held this position in their career except the first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.
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