Move politics out of Pedagogy and Leave politics out of education. Newly appointed Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap and Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan wants politics to be left out of education as it is about educating the younger generation. They said after declining to comment on a politics-related question at a press conference after the launch of the Digital Education Show Asia.
As an educationist and now as a Malaysia Deputy Education Minister and also received the Tokoh Guru Award last year, would not like to bring in politics into education because we are educating the younger generation here. She added that it was really alarming that there was a culture of getting our younger generation not to appreciate what the Government has done. Asked if she considered herself a representative of the Chinese community in the Cabinet, Yap said during her 36 years of service in the Education Ministry, she had interacted with people from all levels and races. Move politics out of Pedagogy
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan, who was also present, added that Malaysia Education will do our best to assist all Malaysians, irrespective of race, religion and background. P. Kamalanathan fluent in Bahasa Melayu and English. I can read and I have what is important officers to help me. They will play a role by giving me advice and reading the Chinese newspapers to keep me updated. She said although she did not have the opportunity to attend a Chinese vernacular school, she made sure that her children went to one. Leave politics out of education