What is wrong in using English for mathematics and science, and how sure is the government that by reverting to Bahasa Malaysia the students are expected to perform better in the two subjects.
I am in total disagreement with the decision to revert to Bahasa Malaysia, and I view it as a regression in our attempt to bring our future generation to greater heights in mastering both the subjects, as well as the English language. The only words to describe my disagreement is for me to say that the government is making a mess of our future generation. I just do not know what will become of my grandchildren who are now confused, and does the government really care? I know they don't because they can afford to send their children and grandchildren to be schooled overseas. I certainly cannot afford to give my grandchildren such luxury.
If the reason to revert back to Bahasa Malaysia is because the students, especially those in rural school, have performed poorly in the two subjects, then do not blame the students for their failures; blame the government for this because the government did not provided enough English training to the teachers. Haven't the Education Ministry heard the rumblings among some teachers of their concern in teaching the two subjects in English? Or was the Education Ministry merely thinking of making a test case out of these affected students?
Now the government has said that they will take all necessary steps to prepare teachers to be proficient in English, and increasing the time allocated to the teaching of English. There is also a proposal for the importation English teachers. This sounds like the time that I first started schooling, where some of the teachers were foreigners, especially the English teachers who were reportedly from Ceylon. And by increasing the period for English lessons, this will perforce increase the schooling hours. Or is the Education Ministry thinking of sacrificing some other not-so-important subjects, and what can these subjects be?
I am rather skeptical of the proposal brought forth by the government over this matter, because changes are seen to be made, simply because there is a change of a Minister. I do not know what actually goes on prior to a change being made, but if the decision is based on a political expediency, one can rest be assured that the decision is doomed to failure.
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