Having a successful and effective education system is vital for a country. What children learn in school today will shape their thoughts and outlook in the future. This is why citizens of a country need to be involved in the process of forming a national education policy.\r\n\r\nWith that in mind, the National Education Policy Review Committee (JKD) is welcoming the public to submit proposals for improvements to the education system. Additionally, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Feb 28th to allow for ample time for more suggestions.\r\n\r\nCommittee chairman Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid said that it is important for a country\u2019s education policies to be accepted by the citizens. Only through this will Malaysia be able to move forward as a nation. He states that there is a need for a paradigm shift and a mindset shift among Malaysians, according to The Star. Next, he also said that the committee welcomes ideas that will bring about changes.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nReviewing the National Education Policy\r\nPreviously, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik had announced the formation of the committee in October. Furthermore, the 13-member committee would serve as an independent body to review the national education policy. Since the formation of the committee, there had been a series of meetings with over 2,500 stakeholders to get their feedback, according to Bernama.\r\n\r\nThe committee is expected to present its report to Dr Maszlee by April 30th. Prof Ibrahim said that \u201cnew things\u201d would be added to keep the education blueprints relevant. \r\n\r\nFor all parents out there with school-going kids, you may want to chime in with your thoughts and ideas. Proposals can be sent using three methods, which is through an online submission form, sending emails, or sending letters by post. The link for the form is https:\/\/goo.gl\/forms\/fq0dj2BFqQPoGEZx1 whereas the email address is email@example.com. The postal address to the JKD secretariat is as follows:\r\n\r\nBahagian Perancangan dan Penyelidikan Dasar Pendidikan,\u00a0Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia,\u00a0Aras 3 Blok E8, Kompleks E,\u00a0Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,\u00a062604 Putrajaya\r\n\r\nFor more information about parenting and family, please visit Motherhood.com.my.