Education Ministry must have final say on school admission for stateless children, says lawmaker


Access to education is a universal human right that is set down in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that Malaysia is yet to sign, says the Kulai MP. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 6, 2018.

THE Ministry of Education (MoE) should not allow Immigration authorities to decide whether stateless children were allowed to enrol in government schools, said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.

Following a circular from the Immigration Department on Decembr 28, stateless children are now required to produce their passports for admission in schools.


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  • Any decision making must be done by folks who have the necessary qualification, competent and understands the current needs of the situation plus view any issues on a big picture. Sad to day, today our leaders are Very shortsighted, not competent at all, hold position just from favours and lackers. These are some of the reasons why we see repeated issues resurfacing time and again...mthey don't Do it right 1st time but talk about being a 1st class nation soon! This is just BD....

    Posted 3 years ago by Crishan Veera

  • Any decision making must be done by folks who have the necessary qualification, competent and understands the current needs of the situation plus view any issues on a big picture. Sad to day, today our leaders are Very shortsighted, not competent at all, hold position just from favours and lackers. These are some of the reasons why we see repeated issues resurfacing time and again...mthey don't Do it right 1st time but talk about being a 1st class nation soon! This is just BS...

    Posted 3 years ago by Crishan Veera