12 October 2007

Education Ministry announces promotions

The Star

Noor Rezan: Promoted to deputy director-general (Schools)
PUTRAJAYA: Schools Division director Datuk Noor Rezan Bapoo Hashim heads a list of promotions in the Education Ministry.

Noor Rezan has been promoted to deputy director-general (Schools), replacing Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom who is Education director-general.

“I want to ensure there is a good succession plan at all levels within the ministry, state education departments, district education offices and schools,” she said when contacted.

Noor Rezan said she would encourage a “cross over” of people from all over.

“As an example, a school principal could be posted to the ministry for some time to be exposed to the administrative side of things.

“Then, when she is posted back to the school, she can fall back on her previous experience as principal as well as use what she has learnt at the ministry level,” she said.

She advised heads of departments not to be selfish but to inform her if there were strong candidates within their departments or schools.

“If you are a good leader, you must continually ‘breed’ good people to take over and not just think of yourself.

“Send them for exposure and training at the ministry so we can post them back to the state education departments, district education offices and schools once they have gained the necessary experience,” she said.

This would ensure there was a continual supply of good leaders in all areas, she added.

Noor Rezan, who has previously served as Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur education director and SMK (P) Bukit Bintang (now known as SMK Seri Bintang Utara) principal, would also concentrate on cluster schools.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein had announced the list of the 30 pioneer cluster schools in March where school heads are given autonomy in five key areas – human resources, school funds, student intake, teaching and learning, and examinations and evaluation.

A statement from the ministry named Dr Salbiah Ismail as the new Technology Education Division director, Dr Faridah Mohamed as her deputy, Rozainum Ahmad as Special Education Department director (Schools Management Division) and Hussain Harun as Perak state education director.

Other promotions include Mohd Radzi Abd Jabar as the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur education director, Dr Julaihi Bujang as Sarawak state education director, Zulkifly Mohd Wazir as Schools Division director and Datuk Dr Adi Badiozaman Tuan as senior consultant to the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate.

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