KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on Thursday (May 17) that he will also be Malaysia's education minister. Deputy prime minister designate Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, meanwhile, was appointed minister for women's affairs and welfare. Mahathir said he hopes to announce more cabinet ministers on Friday or over the weekend. “We will try to get 13 ministers sworn in on Monday if the Istana (palace) agrees to it,” Mahathir told a media conference. Mahathir, 92, was education minister in 1974 before becoming deputy prime minister in 1976. When asked why he wanted the education portfolio, Mahathir joked: "I took over the education portfolio because I think so many people are uneducated in this country, so I thought I should give my attention to that. "But apart from that, I think our way of teaching is outdated. Today with computers and other things, we should devise new ways of teaching."