Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Government must bite the bullet and bring back the PPSMI for the sake of our future generation

Recently the UK PM, David Cameron said something very important about the study of Maths and Science in schools, he said: 

'If countries are going to win in the global race and children compete and get the best jobs, you need mathematicians and scientists - pure and simple' 

Well actually Malaysia's former PM, Dr. Mahathir said almost the same thing back in October 2014:

'The Government should bring back the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) or the country will be left behind'

'knowledge of science and mathematics was growing, and without a command of the English Language, the country would be left behind'

"If we want knowledge, especially in science and mathematics, we must use English because most of the knowledge is in this language,"

"We will become a race which cannot create anything if we fail to master science and mathematics, which are mostly in English,"

This is what I twitted:

Will PM Najib ever understand the issues and problems and bring back PPSMI ?

In 2003, Dr Mahathir introduced PPSMI, but the Najib-led administration reversed the policy in 2009 and reverted to using Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The decision to abolish PPSMI was the stupidest and dumbest decision ever made by Najib's administration in educating the future generation. The future generation, especially the malay students were denied their only avenue to improve english proficiency and their only opportunity to excel in Science and Mathematic by that decision...which was made just because the teachers were not competent enough to handle those subjects in english..sighhhh