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GENERAL GUIDELINES TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METHODIST EDUCATION POLICY

For all Methodist Educational Institutions:

  • To see afresh our schools and colleges as mission fields by:
    • Enhancing the church’s influence and visibility in our schools and colleges.
    • Encouraging Christians to take an active interest in our schools and colleges, and be proactively involved in whatever possible ways.
    • Encouraging and challenging parents and young people to view teaching as a vocation and mission.
  • To strive towards excellence at every level for all our schools and colleges
  • To explore Christian ministry opportunities, recognizing those with special educational needs (e.g. various forms of physical and mental disabilities), or those from communities which are severely socially and economically disadvantaged such as the orang asli.

For Government-Assisted Methodist Schools

  • To maintain the unique Christian character and ethos of our schools through every appropriate means.
  • To strengthen all our school boards by the appointment of committed Christians.
  • To pursue our legitimate rights through proactive engagement with the government, especially in the following areas:
    • Sufficient funding equivalent to what the government provides for its own national schools
    • Principle of maximum consultation (as stipulated in Recommendation 8.53 of the Aziz Commission, 1971) on appointment of Methodist school heads.
    • Enrolment of students to secondary Methodist schools from feeder primary Methodist schools.
    • Freedom to carry out Christian activities such as Christian fellowships, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Chapel services, and Bible Knowledge classes.
  • To encourage Christian participation in alumni associations.
  • To seek to develop every Methodist school to be the best possible within its own context.
  • Where a school is no longer viable, to work in close collaboration with the government to close it or re-locate it.

For Private Methodist Schools

  • To maintain the unique Christian character and ethos of our schools through every appropriate means.
  • To establish private Methodist schools throughout the nation renowned for their all-rounded educational excellence.
  • To ensure good governance and financial accountability.
  • To ensure high professional teaching standards.
  • To provide scholarships to deserving students from disadvantaged socioeconomic background.

For Tertiary Methodist Educational Institutions

  • To maintain the unique Christian character and ethos of our colleges through every appropriate means.
  • To further enhance the synergy between the Tertiary Educational Institutions
  • To establish Methodist colleges throughout the nation renowned for their all-rounded educational excellence.
  • To ensure good governance and financial accountability.
  • To ensure high professional teaching standards.
  • To provide scholarships to deserving students from disadvantaged socioeconomic background.
  • To work towards expansion beyond pre-university to university level courses and degrees.
  • To empower graduates who will impact and bring about transformation of the nation.

 

 
 
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