KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 – The manufacturing sector strongly supports the 2016 deadline to make English Language a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) commended the government for setting an earlier deadline from the federation’s proposed deadline in 2018. The federation said the move would provide parents and students greater clarity and certainty on the government’s policy on the language.
“Efforts to retain teachers and complete the necessary facilities should now become more vigorous to ensure the government’s aspirations are achieved.
“We are confident that as long as the government is committed and stays firmly on course, the 2016 deadline is attainable,” FMM added.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Education Minister, announced the government’s decision to make English a must-pass subject in SPM on March 8.