Najib to launch TVet Malaysia

MIRI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to launch Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVet) Malaysia on Sept 27.

Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said TVet Malaysia is the Ministry of Human Resources’ (KSM) branding initiative for its TVet programme.

“KSM will continue to empower TVet to be the top choice among the people, including through the launch of TVet Malaysia,” he told a press conference after the Manpower Training Institute (ILJTM) convocation ceremony at the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) Miri on Tuesday.

“I believe that through TVet Malaysia, the number of skilled workers in the country will be improve and will achieve the target of 35 per cent of skilled manpower by 2020.”

He stressed that TVet contributes to a high-income economy and should not be considered a second choice.

Riot added ILJTM will ensure its courses are relevant to National Transformation 2050 (TN50).

“I urge more students to venture into technical and vocational fields to a higher level to meet the needs of local and global industries,” he said.

He noted that 92 per cent of ILJTM graduates, including from ILP and Advanced Technology Training Centre (Adtec), were employed within six months after graduation.

The convocation ceremony saw the presentation of 129 diplomas and 664 certificates to ILP Miri, ILP Kota Samarahan and Adtec Bintulu graduates.

Semua PB Swasta JPK perlu daftar GST

Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa semua PB Swasta yang berdaftar dengan JPK perlu membuat pendaftaran GST. Jabatan telah membuat rujukan daripada dokumen Warta Kerajaan Persekutuan bagi Perintah Cukai Barang dan Perkhidmatan (Pembekalan Dikecualikan) 2014 dan Akta Pendidikan 1996 [Akta 550] serta perbincangan dengan pegawai kastam bahagian GST bagi sektor pendidikan dan Pegawai Undang-undang (PUU) dari Kementerian Sumber Manusia (KSM) dan Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM). Dokumen yang dirujuk adalah seperti berikut:

1)     Warta Kerajaan Persekutuan bagi Perintah Cukai Barang dan Perkhidmatan (Pembekalan Dikecualikan) 2014 bahagian Perkhidmatan Pendidikan perkara 14 (b)  dinyatakan;

“Berhubung dengan pendidikan tinggi yang disediakan kepada pelajar oleh penyedia institusi pendidikantinggi yang diluluskan di bawah Akta Pendidikan 1996, Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti 1971 [Akta 173] atau Akta Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta 1996 [Akta 555]”

dan perkara 16 (c) (iv) dinyatakan;

“Pendidikan tinggi yang mengikuti kursus pengajian sebagaimana yang ditetapkan di bawah Akta Pendidikan 1996, Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti 1971, Akta Universiti Teknologi MARA 1976, Akta Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta 1996 atau yang diakreditasi oleh Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia”

2)            Akta Pendidikan 1996 [Akta 550] perkara 34 dinyatakan;

(1)       Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Minister may establish and maintain the following educational institutions:

(a)        colleges, other than colleges with the status of University or University College established or deemed to be established under the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971;

(b)        special schools;

(c)        polytechnics; and

(d)      any other educational institution, the establishment or maintenance of which is not provided for under this Act or the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.

(2)      The Minister may give grant-in-aid to an educational institution, not established by  him, falling within paragraph (1) (a) or (1) (b).

3)   Merujuk kepada Pegawai Undang-undang Kementerian Sumber Manusia dan   Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia menyatakan bahawa perkara 14 (b) , 16 (c) (iv) dan 34 (1) (d) adalah tidak meliputi untuk PB Swasta yang berada di bawah Akta Pembangunan Kemahiran Kebangsaan 2006 [Akta 652]