Malaysia education in 2020 began with much turmoil with the resignation of YB Dr Maszlee Malik as Minister of Education on the first day of the school year. With detractors and supporters of Pakatan Harapan's first-term education policies polarising Malaysia society, much of the public's focus been taken away from the efforts already undertaken, overshadowed by political interest. Almost two years since the change of government, the dust has still yet to settle on what changes has been brought from the previous administration and which education policies have been retained.
With Malaysia finally in its long-awaited Vision 2020 moment, it is an apt time to reflect if its progress of education has indeed reached the level of those in developed nations or if is still lagging behind.
The 2020 National Education and Learning Summit provides an opportunity to those with a passion for education to provide their insights on current progress and obstacles faced by Malaysia's education sector. It is a unique opportunity for stakeholder from the private sector, public sector, and the third sector to deliberate matters concerning education to devise a new path forward.