DPM: Respect decision on language policy in education

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants everyone to respect the government’s decision on the policy of Empowering Bahasa Melayu and Strengthening the English Language.

He said the decision to abolish the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English should also be accepted by all parties.

He said the country’s education system would be in chaos should the government allow parents the freedom of choice as to which medium they wanted.

“It will be difficult for the Education Ministry to cater to the schools and there’s also the question of providing teachers.

“We know that some of our English teachers are not up to the mark, so if a school chooses English but doesn’t have good teachers it won’t work,” the deputy prime minister said at the 8th Malay Literary and Language Congress here.

Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, addressed fears by certain quarters that the policy meant less attention would be given to English. He gave the assurance that the language will not be marginalised.

The Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia or PAGE had earlier appealed to the government to maintain the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English or allow parents a choice in the matter.

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