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Programme focusses on competency assessment in education, training

Rokiah Mahmud

The knowledge and skills gained from training can be used to improve teaching, said Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO Voctech) Centre Director Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar.

He said this as the guest of honour at the opening of a Regional Training Programme where 23 participants from 11 SEAMEO countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam joined the five-day online course on ‘Competency Based Assessment in TVET’ on Monday.

“The regional training programme will provide the knowledge, skills and attitude in implementing the competency-based assessment process using evidence-gathering tools and recognises prior learning and current competencies,” he said.

Alias added that the participants will be given the opportunity to fully understand and discover new ideas and innovations about competency assessment in education and training, which will help them to improve themselves and their colleges and schools.

Corporate Affairs Manager cum TVET specialist and course coordinator Noorhayati Cynthia binti Abdullah and management and officers of SEAMEO Voctech also participated.

Participants of the programme. PHOTO: SEAMEO VOCTECH