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Untangling PPSMI

Untangling PPSMI

DURING the first weekend of November 2011, the PPSMI (the Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English) policy trended on Twitter. This evidence of PPSMI’s importance to large numbers of tech-savvy Malaysians came shortly after Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s back-to-back statements on the policy. Muhyiddin first reiterated that PPSMI would […]

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History a pass subject, but whose version?

History a pass subject, but whose version?

At Umno’s recent 61st general assembly, the prime minister advised the nation to stop questioning Malaysia’s “social contract”. This was swiftly followed a clearly political decision requiring SPM takers to pass History from 2013. But whose version of history will this be?

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Nasihat tentang PMR

Nasihat tentang PMR

NAMPAKNYA cadangan untuk memansuhkan Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah dan Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) menimbulkan debat yang hangat. Lihatlah saja surat dari seorang pembaca kepada Kak Nora yang baru saya temui: Assalamualaikum Kak Nora, Saya tengah stress yang tidak terhingga, Kak Nora. Umur tak sampai 15 tahun pun sudah ada uban, nasib baiklah muka saya lebih […]

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The home schooling option

The home schooling option

Corrected at 12:10pm, 10 March 2010 IN this third 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 […]

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Why is Bible Knowledge not included?

Why is Bible Knowledge not included?

THE Malayan Christian Schools’ Council is shocked at the government’s decision not to include Bible Knowledge in the two additional SPM subjects as announced recently. This is despite repeated representations and memoranda to the authorities concerned since June this year. In a news report on The Star Online dated 8 Dec 2009, it was announced […]

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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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