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Ministry of Education (Malaysia)

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555,109 (2016)

Ministry of Education (Malaysia)

1955 (62 years ago) (1955)

Preceding agencies
Ministry of EducationMinistry of Higher Education

Block E8, Parcel E, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62604 Putrajaya

Annual budget
MYR 41,359,702,800 (2016)

The Ministry of Education (Malay: Kementerian Pendidikan), abbreviated MOE, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for education system, compulsory education, pre-tertiary education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), curriculum standard, textbook, standardised test, language policy, translation, selective school, comprehensive school.



  • Minister of Education
  • Deputy Minister
  • Second Deputy Minister
  • Secretary-General
  • Under the Authority of Secretary-General
  • Internal Audit Division
  • Corporate Communications Unit
  • Key Performance Indicator Unit
  • Education Performance and Delivery Unit
  • Integrity Unit
  • Legal Advisor Office
  • Deputy Secretary-General (Education Development)
  • Education Development Division
  • Procurement and Asset Management Division
  • Policy and International Relations Division
  • Scholarship Division
  • School Audit Division
  • Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
  • Finance Division
  • Human Resource Management Division
  • Account Division
  • Competency Development and Assessment Division
  • Psychology and Counselling Division
  • Information Management Division
  • Management Services Division
  • Director-General of Education
  • Deputy Director-General of Education (Education Development Policy Sector)
  • Educational Planning and Research Division
  • Curriculum Development Division
  • Examination Syndicate
  • Educational Technology Division
  • Textbook Division
  • The National Book Council of Malaysia
  • Deputy Director-General of Education (Education Operation Sector)
  • School Management Division
  • Technical and Vocational Education Division
  • Islamic Education Division
  • Special Education Division
  • Fully Residential and Excellence Schools Management Division
  • Sports Division
  • Private Education Division
  • Co-Curricular and Arts Division
  • Deputy Director-General of Education (Teaching Professionalism Development Sector)
  • Teacher Training Division
  • Aminuddin Baki Institute
  • Inspectorate of Schools
  • Institute of Teacher Education
  • Under the Authority of Director-General of Education
  • Matriculation Division
  • Perak State Education Department
  • Selangor State Education Department
  • Sarawak State Education Department
  • Sabah State Education Department
  • Johor State Education Department
  • Penang State Education Department
  • Kuala Lumpur Education Department
  • Terengganu State Education Department
  • Pahang State Education Department
  • Kedah State Education Department
  • Kelantan State Education Department
  • Malacca State Education Department
  • Negeri Sembilan State Education Department
  • Perlis State Education Department
  • Labuan Education Department
  • Putrajaya Education Department
  • Federal statutory authorities

    1. Institute of Language and Literature, or Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP). (Official site)
    2. Malaysian Examination Council, or Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia (MPM). (Official site)

    Key legislation

    The Ministry of Education is responsible for administration of several key Acts:

  • Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976 [Act 174]
  • Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Act 1959 [Act 213]
  • Malaysian Examinations Council Act 1980 [Act 225]
  • Education Act 1996 [Act 550]
  • Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

    Frequently Asked Questions about MOE Policy

  • Malaysia Education for All, or Pendidikan untuk Semua Malaysia
  • Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025
  • To Uphold Bahasa Malaysia and To Strengthen English Language, or Dasar Memartabatkan Bahasa Malaysia dan Mengukuhkan Bahasa Inggeris (MBMMBI)
  • 1 Student 1 Sport, or 1 Murid 1 Sukan
  • National Education Policy, or Dasar Pendidikan Kebangsaan
  • National Education Philosophy, or Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan
  • Education System Chart, or Carta Sistem Pendidikan
  • Education National Key Result Area, or Bidang Keberhasilan Utama Negara Pendidikan (NKRA)
  • Tenth Malaysia Plan (Education), or Rancangan Malaysia Kesepuluh (Pendidikan) (RMK-10)
  • Transformational of Vocational Education, or Transformasi Pendidikan Vokasional (TPV)
  • School Based Assessment, or Penilaian Berasaskan Sekolah (PBS)
  • Primary School Standard Curriculum, or Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR)
  • Malay name and its function

    In Bahasa Malaysia it was called Kementerian Pendidikan, which was in charge in all education-related affairs. But in 2004, it has changed its name into Kementerian Pelajaran, which is only in charge from pre-school up to secondary level of education. The tertiary education is taken over by a new ministry, Ministry of Higher Education until May 2013 where Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the two ministry will be merged to form a single Ministry of Education. In 2015, the ministry were split again.

    Political significance

    Historically, the position of Minister of Education is considered a stepping stone for future Malaysian prime ministers. All Malaysian prime ministers to date have held this position in their career except the first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

    List of Federal Minister of Education

    The following is a list of former and current Federal Minister of Education.

    Political Party:   Alliance   BN


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