Education Museum - Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Rahman Arshad was the 4th Director-General of Education, Malaysia. He received his early education at the Masjid Tanah Malay School and the Melaka High School from 1948 to 1956. He obtained an Honors degree from the University of Malaya (1960) and the Diploma of Education in 1961.

Immediately after his studies, he began his career as the Kuala Pilah Assistant District Officer from 1960 to 1962. From 1962 to 1964, he taught at the Malay College, Kuala Kangsar, Perak. He was Deputy Director of Education of Penang from 1965 to 1966, Deputy Director of Education of Kedah in 1966 and Deputy Director of Education of Kelantan from 1968 to 1970.
He was appointed the Director of Examinations from 1970 to 1974 and the Director of Planning and Research from 1974 to 1976. He attended the Executive Management course at the New Zealand Administrative Staff College, Wellington in 1974.

Abdul Rahman was Council Member of University of Malaya, National University of Malaya and MARA University of Technology. He had been appointed the Cabinet Secretary on the Re-Evaluation of the Malaysian Education System. Apart from his busy schedule as a public servant, he has been appointed the Chairman of the Industrial Bank of Malaysia since 1991 and as the Executive Chairman of Rangkaian Tenaga Sdn Bhd. He is currently the Chancellor of the Sedaya International University College.

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