KOTA KINABALU: The priority to increase the quality of education should be concern of all parties regardless of whom are selected to fill the post of the Education Minister.
The matter was raised by the state Education Exco, Datuk Masidi Manjun, when asked to comment on the new appointment for the portfolio, where Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid replaced Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who was dropped from the federal Cabinet.
Masidi who is also the state Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, said the exchange only involves the ministerial post and not the ministry’s policies.
“The national education agenda is made based on the advice and views of everyone including from the minister’s senior officers, and not made personally by a full minister.
“I believe that he (Mahdzir) will not make a drastic change except to improve the country’s education quality.
“At the same time, I also hope for him to continuously give priority in developing education in Sabah especially in terms of facility and allocations, “ he said when met by the media at a Raya Open house with educators in Sabah to represent the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
Also present at the event was the state Education Director, Datuk Jame Alip, and his deputy Maimunah Suhaibul.
Masidi said leaders have their own plans and visions in leading a ministry towards its goal, and speculations must be avoided regarding on any ministry.
He also said each decisions are made based on a solid foundation that enable the matters to be revised in order to achieve its target.
Every party need to accept with open heart with whatever decision that has been made for the benefit of everyone who want to see improvement in the nation’s education sector, he opined.
When asked about the speculation for the possibility of a state Cabinet reshuffle, Masidi said he is unaware about the rumour which is disseminated by local media. – SayangSabah