Special agency to regulate early childhood education set up in two years

Last update: 16/01/2019

By Nik Nurfaqih Nik Wil

KUALA LIPIS, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- A special agency that will monitor and regulate all early childhood education institutions in the country is expected to be set up within two years, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh.

She said the government had started discussions with all the ministries that regulated various early education institutions.

They included her ministry that regulated the childcare centres (Taska) for toddlers up to four-year-old, she said.

Other ministries involved are the Ministry of Rural Development which regulates the Taman Bimbingan Kanak-kanak or kindergarten (Tabika), the Ministry of Education (pre-school) and the Prime Minister's Department (Unity Kindergarten).

“My intention is when we have a special agency, all the children’s syllabus, infra and menu could be refined so that we could control their progress in a more orderly manner,” she told Bernama during a working visit to Kampung Kuala Koyan Tabika Kemas here today.....