Aminuddin Baki (IAB), formerly known as the Ministry of Education
Staff Training Institute (MEST), was established in 1979 to improve
the planning, implementation and management capabilities of Educational
Managers and other education and professional staff in Malaysia.
The Institute grew quickly to become the National Institute of Educational
Management and Leadership (NIEML) in 1985 when it moved into its
own campus which was constructed on a 121 acre-site on Genting Highlands.
In 1988, the Minister of Education renamed the institution as Institute
Aminuddin Baki (IAB) in honor of Mr. Aminuddin Baki, Malaysia’s
first Chief Education Advisor, which is equivalent to the present
day Director General of Education.
The functions of IAB includes, Training, Research,
Consultancy, Public and Think Tank.
a) To enhance management skills of Educational Managers in the country.
b) To disseminate knowledge on Educational Management to our clients
through direct learning, outreach programs and distance learning,
publications and through the electronic media.
c) To undertake research work in management so as to enhance our
understanding of Educational Management phenomena, and to bring
such knowledge to bear on our training programmes, and also to disseminate
such understanding locally and internationally.
d) To contribute to the growing corpus of useful and universally
acceptable principals in Educational Management, focusing on the
indigenous perspective of the discipline, which can effectively
help meet challenges in the field.
e) To provide consultancy services to educational organizations
in the area of organizational development (OD) and human resource
f) To publish and disseminate information on relevant information
g) To function as a “think tank” for the Ministry of
Education in articulating issues, facilitating innovations and influencing
IAB has been conducting courses for participants
from the ASEAN countries as well as the Pacific Islands. School
Principals from the Republic of Maldives, Sri Lanka, Brunel Darussalam
and Thailand have already attended IAB’s training courses.
The Institute has organised joint programmes with UNDP, IIEP, The
World Bank, INNOTECH, SEA PREAMS etc.
The IAB conducts courses in Educational
Research, the Management of Training, Creativity in Management,
Policy Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation, Community Education,
Instructional Supervision, Educational Planning, Programme Evaluation,
Testing and Measurement, Pedagogical Management, Computers for Management,
Advanced Consultancy and Project Management, Financial and Administrative
Management, and Human Resource Management.
In the area of consultancy, IAB
officers, including the Director himself, have been invited on several
occasions to provide input in various educational projects at the
international level, including those in Botswana, The Philippines,
Cambodia, South Africa and Qatar. At the national level, IAB provides
consultancy services to government agencies within and outside the
Ministry of Education as well as to private sector agencies.
IAB presently operates on a main
campus in Genting Highlands in the State of Pahang and a branch
campus in the northern State of Kedah. The main campus has 55 professional
(academic) staff members and 92 support staff while the northern
campus has 16 professional and 15 support staff members. Academic
staff members are degree holders including Bachelor’s, Master’s
and Ph.D. levels in various disciplines. The whole organization
of IAB is headed by a Director supported by a Deputy Director and
nine Heads of Department. The northern campus is headed by a Principal
who is also under the Director of IAB. The Principal of the northern
campus is assisted by three Heads of Department.
Contact Address :
Institute Aminuddin Baki
(National Institute of Educational Management)
Ministry of Education, Malaysia
Sri Layang, 69000 Genting Highlands
Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.
Fax No. 60-3-210 3344
Tel.No. 60-3-210 2422