Next week would be a very busy week. That is not to say I am quite lax now, but least I can put a temporary stop to my attending meetings mode. For the past month I have attended 24 meetings, that is almost one meeting everyday. Some of the meetings had the misfortunes of me chairing them. BTW, as I was saying, next week would be the 17th CCEM meeting week. CCEM stands for Commonwealth Council of Education Ministers. Every three years they would meeto to discuss common issues and this year is the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth and the 17th meeting of the CCEM. My department has been tasked to prepare the exhibition in conjunction with the 17th CCEM. It will held at the famous KLCC on the 15-18th June. It is a mammoth task to prepare for the exhibition that depicts Malaysia’s odyssey in education . We have been preparing for this for almost two years, as soon as it was announced that Malaysia would be host this year, we have started our preparation. The past, present and future directions is the plot of the exhibitions with education for all and towards achieveing the millennium development goals as the main theme (see eduwebtv.com.my for details).
I must say, I raised my hat off to the dedicated team who prepared the contents, design and the peripherals of the ehibition. Without them the Ministry’s exhibit would be bland. Thank you so much to Ms Zaharah and her tireless team. Basically the exhibition comprises four main pop up explanation panels, a video presentation area, an active learning area, and booths for our special guests like UNESCO, SEAMEO, RECSAM etc. It is a huge contraption taking the whole of Hall 4 in the KLCC. So if you happen to be in KLCC next week, do pop up at the KLCC exhibition halls and if you happen to see these frail guys and girls infront of the pop up panels deftly explaining Malaysian odyssey in education since the fifties and sixties, and the future, wearing a smelly curry strewn not so white anymore Ministry of Education’s corporate shirt, but still as enthusiastic as ever, that’s probably my people doing their job (or maybe it is yours truly in action) . I am glad thatI do not have to wear that dark lounge suit thing. It is so unMalaysian.