KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) -- The recommendation of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the implementation of the teachings of Science and Mathematics in the English Language (PPSMI), will be studied by the Ministry of Education (KPM) in the near future.
KPM, in a statement said, while taking positively the recommendation, the study would be tabled before the Cabinet before it is implemented.
‘’The implementation of the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in the English Language is not something new in the national education system.
‘’Although, KPM has abolished it in stages starting from 2012, but the Dual Language Programme (DLP) which was introduced in 2016, still gives an option to the schools to implement the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in the English Language.
‘’Until January 2020, 2,292 schools nationwide had implemented DLP,’’ said the statement.
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The statement said Dr Mahathir, who is also acting Education Minister, had expressed his views on the importance of students studying Science and Mathematics in the English Language.
The view was conveyed by Dr Mahathir as a result of a meeting with the top management of KPM on Jan 30, 2020.
"Dr Mahathir is of the opinion that studying Science and Mathematics in English is very important as the knowledge and reference materials for both subjects are widely published in the English Language," the statement said.
Dr Mahathir was reported today as saying the government was still considering whether to re-implement the teaching of science and mathematics in the English Language and a decision would be made based on the opinions of the majority of the Cabinet members.
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