Ministry of Education
Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
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Ministry overview
Formed1955 (67 years ago) (1955)
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Higher Education
JurisdictionGovernment of Malaysia
HeadquartersBlock E8, Parcel E, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62604 Putrajaya
MottoStrong Implementation, Rapid Execution - Excellence: Ultimate Reach of an Organization (SIRE-EURO)
Employees551,693 (2017)
Annual budgetMYR 43,988,468,100 (2017)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • Yusran Shah Mohd Yusof, Secretary-General
  • Nor Zamani Abdol Hamid, Director-General
  • Noor Azman Abdul Rahman, Deputy Secretary-General (Planning & Development)
  • Ramzi Mansor, Deputy Secretary-General (Management)
  • Pkharuddin Ghazali, Deputy Director-General of Education (Education Development Policy)
  • Norisah Suhaili, Deputy Director-General of Education (Education Operation)
  • Ahmad Rafee Che Kassim, Deputy Director-General of Education (Teaching Professionalism Development)
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The Ministry of Education (Malay: Kementerian Pendidikan) 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.


Federal agencies

  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:

Policy Priorities of the Government of the Day

Frequently Asked Questions about MOE Policy

Malay name and its function

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

See also


  1. ^ "Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and cabinet resign". CNBC. Retrieved 16 August 2021.