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
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executive
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 Dato' Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

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.In 2015, the ministry were split again.

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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