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UAE Delegation Visits Vocational College
April 13, 2015

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which paid a visit to the Vocational College Setapak, praised the Malaysian Ministry of Education’s initiative in creating and ensuring the continuity of the vocational education system for the future of the younger generation.

Head of the delegation, Luke Zimmermann, said that the briefing and tour of the workshop was very helpful for them to know in depth the implementation of the vocational education system in the country.

“This program allows us to experience and see for ourselves the difference in the educational environment. We have heard from all the parties involved in this vocational system, including the teachers and parents,” said the Program Manager from the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation.

He was speaking after a briefing by the Director of Vocational College Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Ruslan Zainudin, recently. The briefing was also attended by the President of the Association of Parents and Teachers College, Datuk Dr. Badaruddin Nordin.

This visit was a part of the Ras Al Khaimah Teacher Exchange Program, which aimed to upgrade the skills of participating teachers, especially in pedagogy and classroom management through exchange visits to schools in other countries.

Meanwhile, Badaruddin said, this program provided a platform to exchange views and experiences on vocational education, which has increasingly received attention globally.

“The government’s efforts at creating a vocational system to aid those weaker students instead of letting them drop out completely has received praise from the delegation. They are hoping that the same system can be implemented in their country,” he said.

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