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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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Decision on PPSMI still on hold (Updated)

Updated 10.30pm, 4 May 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 4 May 2009: The government has yet to decide on the policy of teaching Science and Mathematics in English (ETeMS or better known by its Malay acronym PPSMI). Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he was still not satisfied with the findings of studies carried out, [...]

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A nation divided

A nation divided

Police, media and the majority Malay Malaysian crowd during the GMP gathering on 7 March 2009 PERHAPS the easiest observation one could make about the Gerakan Mansuhkan PPSMI (GMP) gathering on 7 March 2009 is that it was mono-cultural. While there were representatives from Chinese-language education proponents in the thousands-strong crowd, these numbered in the [...]

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Muslim NGOs split over English

Muslim NGOs split over English

PETALING JAYA, 6 Mar 2009: Malay Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are divided over the English for Teaching Mathematics and Science (ETeMS) policy. For example, Pewaris Permuafakatan Islam and the Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) have expressed support for the policy’s continuation, while the Malaysian Muslim Youth Movement (Abim) has called for a review. Noor Nirwandy “When [...]

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Teaching in English: Do or don’t

Teaching in English: Do or don’t

(© Dan O’Connell / sxc.hu) THE English for Teaching Mathematics and Science (ETeMS) policy has become more than just about its effectiveness. It has been politicised to the extent that all kinds of claims have been thrown into the mix. These include threats to national unity and the position of Bahasa Malaysia (BM), to the [...]

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