The Living Certification system is based on the belief that given the opportunity , an individual can improve himself. Therefore certification, will be a living process whereby the data on educational accomplishments should be treated as data that is growing and not final. Learners will be allowed to improve their grades and the data will be recorded and updated accordingly through a patching system.
The National Philosophy of Education states that
“Education in Malaysia is an on-going effort
towards further developing the potential of individuals.”
Therefore, assessment, as part of the educational process, must be on-going in nature. To ensure that assessment is an on-going process, a “living” certification system will be introduced. This will be made possible with the establishment of a Lifetime Database where data on learners’ educational accomplishments is continuously gathered and updated.