Friday, November 4, 2011

PPSMI to continue until 2020.

Well done, PAGE group. Well done ...
Finally, the announcement was made a few minutes ago - the PPSMI will continue to go on until the students involved since they started, to finish their studies of Science and Maths in English (PPSMI) until their SPM.
That means, it will go on until the year 2020.

Full report:
PUTRAJAYA: Those already in the PPSMI system will be allowed to continue learning Maths and Science in English until they complete their studies in Form 5, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
He said this when announcing the soft landing approach to the shift away from PPSMI (Teaching of Science and Maths in English).
Below are highlights of his announcement:
> All Year 2 to Form 5 students who do their Maths and Science in English this year will be allowed to finish their studies in those subjects in English.
> Next year's national school students of Year 3 to Year 6 would be allowed to continue their studies in both subjects in English, Bahasa Malaysia or both.
> Those who have been studying those subjects in Bahasa Malaysia, or both languages, would be allowed to continue studying entirely in Bahasa Malaysia.
> Teaching and learning of both subjects will be done entirely in Bahasa Malaysia in 2016 for primary schools.
> For secondary schools both subjects would be taught fully in Bahasa Malaysia in 2021.

Earlier, the man responsible for the introduction of the PPSMI, Tun Dr. Mahathir, said this in Langkawi:
Dr Mahathir introduced the PPSMI policy before he stepped down in 2003.

Dr M says Najib can save PPSMI

LANGKAWI, Nov 4 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that Datuk Seri Najib Razak can stop his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin from scrapping the Teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) policy that was introduced by the former prime minister before he stepped down in 2003.
Dr Mahathir, who is still widely influential in Umno after serving as PM for 22 years, said the current prime minister should do so for the good of the country.
“The idea of going back to Bahasa (Malaysia) in mathematics and science will make us all very backward.
“If it is something for the good of the country, not only the education minister, but everybody can be overridden,” he told reporters here today.
Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, is due to announce the “soft landing” reinstatement of Malay as the medium of instruction for science and maths (MBMMBI) this evening.
The deputy prime minister said yesterday the government’s controversial decision to scrap PPSMI was final in response to lobby groups such as the Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE).
PAGE chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim had bluntly said Barisan National (BN) risks losing votes in the upcoming general election if it continues to bar students from learning science and maths in English in schools.
“Just hope people don’t get angry and refuse to vote for BN,” Dr Mahathir said today.
 ... The Malaysian Insider

Hmmm.., I'm having a nice day..


Wake UP! said...

Salam Mr Dess. The government should stop flip-floping on the issue. Just continue with the PPSMI.

DESS said...

True.. , but these guys are really "funny". When they are pressured, they always give in... In the first place, they always make funny decisions..., without consulting and making a thorough research.. When we come up with facts and figures - they surrender !!!!

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