On the 7th of July 2019, EAP Malaysia was featured in the Sin Chew Daily newspaper, following our successful EAP Family Day event! The news article wrote about the Ministry of Education’s efforts in improving the special education system in national schools through the training of teachers, in partnership with EAP Malaysia, and through the GENIUS education programme.
Improving National School’s Special Education System
Published In: Sin Chew Daily Newspaper
Published On: 7 July 2019
According to the Deputy Minister of Education, YB Teo Nie Ching, only 14% of children with special needs are currently in government schools. The Ministry of Education (MOE) acknowledges that there are many areas of improvements present in the current special education teaching system, but the aim of MOE is for 75% of children with special needs to be registered in the system and to be integrated into the PPKI classes by year 2023.
During her speech at EAP’s Family Day, YB Teo explained that MOE is supportive of inclusive education and believes that this is the best for teaching students with special needs. Therefore, it will be important for all national school teachers to be equipped with the right knowledge and skill sets required to teach children with special needs.
The MOE is currently planning to collaborate with EAP Malaysia to provide training for national school teachers on principles and effective strategies for teaching children with autism. At the same time, MOE is selecting suitable schools where EAP’s consultants could go in to these schools to provide training to the teachers on how to teach students with special needs.
Through the ‘GENIUS’ education programme, GENIUS @ Kurnia will also be partnership with Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia (IPGM) to produce online training videos on special education teaching that will be accessible to all teachers.