Nor Zamani is new Education DG

PETALING JAYA: Datin Seri Nor Zamani Abdol Hamid has been appointed Education director-general.

Her tenure officially began on June 22, the Education Ministry said in a statement on Friday (July 2).

She takes over from Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim, who retired on April 5.

Nor Zamani was previously the Education deputy director-general (policy and curriculum).

“The 59-year-old is the 18th Education director-general and third woman appointed to the role.

“She began her service in the education sector in 1986 as Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Negri Sembilan, A-Level department head.

“She has served in various organisations within the ministry in her 35 years of service.

“Among the positions she has held include Education deputy director-general (policy and curriculum), Curriculum Development Division director and Private Education Division director,” the ministry added.

Nor Zamani is a Sociology and Anthropology graduate and holds a master’s in education from Universiti Malaya, the statement said.

“We are confident that she will be able to carry out her responsibilities as a leader in the education sector and further improve the ministry’s performance in achieving the country’s education aspirations,” the ministry added.

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