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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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Not just Chinese culture vs unity

Not just Chinese culture vs unity

Are vernacular schools standing in the way of national unity? (© Sigurd Decroos / sxc.hu) AGAIN, the issue of abolishing vernacular schools in favour of a single stream system has been raised. As before, the argument is that this will inculcate national unity. Single stream advocates say the only way the different races can learn […]

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Maths and science to revert to BM (Updated 5.52pm)

Maths and science to revert to BM (Updated 5.52pm)

Updated 5.52pm, 8 July 2009 PUTRAJAYA, 8 July 2009: The teaching of science and mathematics will be reversed to Bahasa Malaysia, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today. He also said the teaching of the two subjects in vernacular schools would be conducted in their mother tongue. The policy change, he added, would […]

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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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Mukhriz defends single school system

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Dec 2008: Jerlun Member of Parliament Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said he would not withdraw his statement on his suggestion for the government to create a single school system in the country. Defending his suggestion, Mukhriz said yesterday that he did not think that what he said was wrong as it was only […]

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