Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Idiocy At Its Best

The Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today in Putrajaya that the policy of teaching science and mathematics in English in both primary and secondary schools will be scrapped. The two subjects will be taught in Malay in national schools and Chinese or Tamil in vernacular schools.

This will come into effect in 2012.

Form 6 and Matriculation will not be affected.

"This decision is not political, we made the decision not for political mileage. What is Manek Urai compared to the future of our children."
-Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Apparently, students had not shown significant improvement in the two subjects. Of course. The policy had only been around for a mere 6 years.

A survey by the independant Merdeka Center showed that 58% of 1060 voters interviewed supported the policy. Yeah, a government for the rakyat.

The measures to be taken:
-Recruit 14000 new English language teachers (There are more than 30000 English teachers currently)
-Lesson duration for English language would will be doubled for lower primary students to 120 minutes a week, from 90 minutes to 120 minutes a week for upper primary students and from 200 minutes to 280 minutes a week for secondary students.

This is idiocy at its very best.

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