Ministry of Education (Malaysia)

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Ministry of Education Malaysia
Malay: Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
Ministry overview
Formed 1956
Jurisdiction Malaysia
Headquarters Putrajaya, Malaysia
Minister responsible Muhyiddin Yassin
Idris Jusoh
Deputy Minister responsible P. Kamalanathan
Mary Yap Kain Ching
Ministry executive Madinah Mohamad
Zaini Ujang, Secretary General
Child agencies Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia
Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia
Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah
Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia
Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia
Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka

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[edit]

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.

Political significance[edit]

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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