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Chinese medium schools to the rescue

Chinese medium schools to the rescue

IN this second of a four-part series on education, The Nut Graph attempts to examine the problems that have become entrenched in the national school system. While public schools were reliable and multi-racial centres of education for Malaysian children not too long ago, today, parents who can afford it are sending their children to private […]

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Language decision for math & science final: Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, 16 July 2009: The cabinet’s decision to abolish the teaching of science and mathematics in English is final, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today. The deputy prime minister said although there were calls for the policy to be retained at the secondary school level, the government must be consistent in its stand not to […]

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Benefits of ETeMS after six years “nominal”

Benefits of ETeMS after six years “nominal”

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 June 2009: The potential benefits from the English Teaching of Mathematics and Science (ETeMS) policy has been “nominal” up to now, Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. Muhyiddin (File pic) Muhyiddin, who is also deputy prime minister, told Parliament today that the there was only a small difference in students’ command […]

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Association supports English as compulsory pass subject

BESUT, 10 June 2009: The Malaysian Malay Language Education Association (PPBMM) fully supports the government’s proposal to make English a compulsory SPM pass subject. Its president, Assoc Prof Dr Hashim Othman, said this was in line with the association’s resolutions in March to raise language proficiency at all levels of education through various strategies and […]

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Amar: Passing SPM English burdens rural students

KOTA BARU, 10 June 2009: Making English a compulsory subject to pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) will add to the existing burden on students in rural areas, said Kelantan Education, Islamic Development and Dakwah chairperson Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah. He said the Education Ministry should solve the hotly debated policy of teaching of […]

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Gapena wants to see Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 May 2009: Federation of National Writers Associations of Malaysia (Gapena), will submit a nine-point memorandum to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to express support to the “1Malaysia” concept and state its position on the policy of teaching Mathematics and Science in English. Gapena chief I Tan Sri Prof Emeritus Ismail Hussein said Gapena […]

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