One of the transformation efforts to be given attention in implementing the National Education Development Blueprint (2013-2025) is finding a suitable formula to reduce the workload of teachers.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this was among the matters that had been discussed with Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in implementing the blueprint.
"This change will be effected to lessen teachers’ tasks that are not related to their prime responsibility as educators," he said when speaking at Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah’s Golden Jubilee celebration, here, Thursday.
Also present were Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi and Education director-general Tan Sri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud.
At the function, Najib also announced a special allocation of RM1 million for the school.
He said the achievements and success of a school depended very much on the teachers, therefore, their needs should be given priority as a motivation for them in serving the nation as educators.
The prime minister said the effort was also in line with the government’s desire to produce quality human capital who are able to think critically and creatively.
"We need to understand that competition in the 21st century requires us to come out with more outstanding ideas as countries with better ideas would emerge tops in the world.