Saturday, March 7, 2009

Immediate action to resolve on use of English in math and science

Some 8,000 people taking part in a protest march from the National Mosque to Istana Negara to hand a memorandum to the palace protesting the policy of using English in the teaching of mathematics and science.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants an immediate decision to be made on the use of English in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science to prevent a bigger issue from cropping up.

The Prime Minister said the government acknowledged that there was strong pressure from the people, especially the Malays, who were giving much attention to the matter.

Abdullah said the Education Ministry had held several meetings with the NGOs to discuss the matter.

Undeniably, the issue became more intense with academicians and literary figures supporting politicians in voicing their protest against the continuation of the policy, thus the prime minister wants the education minister to take immediate action to resolve the issue and avoid it from blowing up being seen as the best solution to overcome the problem.

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