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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Make public the full report on the teaching of Maths and Science in English

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw believes that the Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should make public the full report on the teaching of Maths and Science in English.

Dr Tan is curious about Muhyddin's dithering in making a decision on the matter. Listening to myriad views from people takes time. But then, this programme started in 2003. After six years of constant monitoring, the Education Ministry has a wealth of information on the subject.

We agree with the minister that our national language is important but then so is English and this is the future of our children. Parents of children in Chinese schools also want pupils to learn Mandarin. The same applies to Tamil in Tamil schools.

What is so glaring is that in 7,643 primary schools of all streams, the quality of some teachers need to be improved. This includes KPLI, graduates who attend special courses for teachers. Some are not fluent in languages especially English. Neither are they good in teaching, leaving pupils in a sad state. Muhyddin should also look at the state of smart schools. How smart are they in all aspects?

Let the public have access to the comprehensive report on the programme. This should be part of the transparency of governance.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw


At 10:57 PM, Blogger ernestEXE said...

Concerning the above, how confident are you in the new education minster. It kind of worried me as i'm seeing a minster who had suggested to our fifth pm to step down quickly, and now he's in as the new V-Pm. sorry for the shortsightedness, i have only just came back from NS like for two months, lost alot of news in camp. also A lot of mp had been calling for the reversing of the teaching to BM. Could you MPs first get the respond of the students before making such an absurd decision for us esp My ex PM's son-in-law. is our future, not their political future.


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