Friday, November 4, 2011

The Soft Landing of PPSMI

DG of Education will issue a circular to inform all sch on soft landing approach of PPSMI. Basically, the decision is : "those who r already in the PPSMI system will be allowed to continue until form 5 & SPM. The last PPSMI cohort to sit for SPM in 2020". Wee Ka Siong Tweet refer here

Just in via Tweeter...

I'm still trying to figure out what he means by "WILL BE ALLOWED"

What is the criteria? Is it Mandatory or by Request of the Students or Teachers?

I hope it will be Mandatory i.e. PPSMI to continue as it is

Funny......I can't wait for reaction from the Racist Jinjang Mali Dong Key Kong the last self appointed defender of Chinese Culture....

Will the kids in Vernacular School now struggle to learn in their Maths in English and lose all their "advance mathematical methods" as claimed by some that could only be delivered in some Ching Cong Ching Cong language?

Yeah rite...

UPDATED: Source here

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 Tan Sri 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.
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