BANGI – Inter-sectoral education is the main focus of the state government to produce a first-class generation with complete knowledge in facing the challenge of Industry 4.0 (IR4.0).

State Financial Officer, Dato ‘Azmie Diron said the focus was on all levels of education, beginning from the early stage of the child, until a person graduated from a higher education institution (IPT) without alienating any party.

“Education is a matter of importance and is always the priority of the state government,” said Azmie.

“Therefore, we will thoroughly examine what the problems are and finding the solutions to the challenges in education in Selangor,” he said.

He said this after the Budget Dialogue 2020  at the Grand Ballroom, Tenera Hotel, here on 9 July.

Also present were Economic and Corporate Policy Advisor, Dato’ Mentri Besar Selangor Office, Dr Zulkifli Zakaria, Head of International Business School Research Group Azman Hashim and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Mohd Hassan Mohd Osman.

The first series of dialogue carries the theme of Holistic Education Hub: The ‘Progressive Selangor Progress’ drive and is a platform to spark new ideas and thoughts to enable the state government to implement education for all.

Azmie said various questions and suggestions were raised by representatives of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in improving the quality of education in Selangor.

He said all the inputs obtained through the dialogue session would be a reference by the state government in preparing an important 2020 budget draft for Selangor, especially involving policies and frameworks that would benefit the people.

“When we look at the feedback from the question raised, we find that all agree that issues related to personality and characteristics should be concentrated on,” he said.

“The second issue is related to early childhood education and it revolves around the question of how to provide skills to children in Selangor,” he added.

“In addition, this dialogue also found that there were applications submitted by various parties to ensure that Orang Asli and the community of Disabled People (OKU) are concentrated on.”