Education Minister & Malaysian English teachers
Today, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin talks about bringing in 25 more English Teaching Assisstants (ETAs) next year to help enhance students' proficiency in the language. Apparently, President Obama and Prime Minister YAB Najib did discuss th Fulbright English Teacher Assisstant Prgramme. The Malaysian-American Commission Educational Exchange (MACEE) are jointly administering the programme. Hitherto, 50 ETAs are in Malaysia.
We do not know how effective is the programme in raising the standard of English. Besides looking for more ETAs, I wonder if the Education Minister is searching for Malaysian English teachers including those who have left the government service. If he were to make full use of the Malaysian talents, we may also see a better standard of English in the country.