KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia education Ministry will revive its policy of teaching Science and Mathematics in English Language.
The prime minister who is also the acting education minister made the announcement yesterday at a meeting with ministry officials.
He said it was crucial for the two subjects to be taught in English in order to equip students with the necessary skills to be productive when they become adults.
“We must promote the mastery of English in our education system.
“We must give time for learning English, in particular in the learning of Science and Mathematics,” he said.
The policy for teaching Science and Mathematics in English is among Dr. Mahathir’s top priority and final move before he resigns.
The government introduced that in early 2000 and it was implemented for a few years until protested by some Malay NGOs and the government turned back to teach Science and Mathematics in Bahasa Malaysia.