Thursday, July 23, 2009

Education, Malaysian-Style Indeed

Science And Maths In BM And Mother Tongue In 2012

PUTRAJAYA, July 8 (Bernama) -- The teaching and learning of science and mathematics in national schools will revert to the Malay language effective 2012.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the teaching and learning of the two subjects in Chinese and Tamil national-type schools would be carried out in their respective mother tongue.

Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, said the cabinet today approved the suggestion by the ministry to empower the Malay language and strengthen the teaching and learning of the English language at all levels of schooling.

"This strategy was drawn up based on the study and monitoring carried out by the Education Ministry on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English since the policy was implemented in 2003," he said when making the announcement at the Education Ministry, here on Wednesday.

The first group of students who studied science and mathematics in the English language since Year One sat for their Ujian Penilian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) last year.


It's a bit old to post this article, but, seriously, there's a lot of things to say. I just can't believe that we're moving backwards in our education system. The reason to abolish this policy?

1)They want to make the rural folk happy. Making them happy= Antiquated rural folk+ Fuming urbanites (us, that means).

2) Pressure from those Malay NGO's-I won't say who they are, but they are real pains in the asses of our education system, only insisting on subjects to be taught in BM.

What to do then? I don't know too. Well, move out of the country? Suddenly, i feel like kicking those asses who pressed for the abolishment of this policy.

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