‘Use research to determine policies’

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POLICYMAKERS should rely on research and not intuition alone to determine sound policies, the director of SEAMEO VOCTECH said.

Hj Md Sharifuddin Hj Md Salleh said research findings are important in the decision-making process.

Speaking during a training programme on incorporating research in decision making and policy creation, he said sound decisions and policies are based on facts.

He added that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) practitioners and policymakers should be able to differentiate fact and fiction.

“We should be able to select reliable sources according to scientific criteria. By doing so, we will have improved judgements and practices and will be able to create better policies,” Hj Md Sharifuddin said.

“In the era of knowledge society in which information and the quality of human resources are extremely important, we should prepare ourselves with appropriate tools that enable us to actively contribute to our society and one of them is capability in conducting research,” he continued.

The two-week regional training programme has been designed to equip participants with skills on how to conduct and use applied research to improve decision making and policy creation processes.

The Brunei Times