Thursday, December 15, 2011

From UUM to Putrajaya: Institut Aminuddin Baki

First of all, some background history on who is Aminuddin Baki. Its a pity not a lot of people know his contribution to education cause in history, they just learn about politicians.

Aminuddin Baki is recognized as an astute and farsighted educational planner in Asia by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has been involved in formulating several educational policies to create a Malayan national education system that depart from the biased colonial educational system. 

Aminuddin Baki also played a role in the development of national education through his involvement in preparing the Razak Report (1955-1957) and the Rahman Talib Report (1960-1963). These reports are important in developing the national educational policies to this day. He was also involved in the Higher Education Planning Committee and in multi-disciplinary education.He is also the person that created SRP, SPM, and STPM examinations in Malaysia.

It is a pity that he died of heart attack at the young age of 39 in the year 1965.

Institut Aminuddin Baki is a place where they train teachers to be in the management role or headmasters. It is located in Genting Highlands and I was there to visit the Institute.

 The long and winding road to the institute. You can try to drift if you dare. Ha ha.
You can see Genting Highlands from there.
In a meeting there.

After we are done, its up to Genting Highlands. Pity that the cable car was under maintenance that day, so we had to go there by bus.
Just to warn you, things are extremely expensive there. The driver took some fish and veggies with rice and it cost him RM30. I was smarter that I ate at a fast food restaurant because we can know the price forehand.

And suddenly the fog rises.
And it was time to leave.

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