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PM hopes decision on whether PPSMI returns can be made next year

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LANGKAWI:  Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he hoped a decision on whether the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI) can be reintroduced or otherwise can be made next year.

Dr Mahathir, who is also Acting Education Minister, said the government had set up a sub-committee to evaluate the matter and would prepare a proposal paper for Cabinet deliberation.

Following that, he said the Cabinet would determine whether PPSMI will be reintroduced or decide to maintain teaching of the two subjects in the national language.

“Before this, I had told the officers (in the Education Ministry) not to make  an announcement (to the public on reintroduction of PPSMI), but somehow it leaked out and the public was told I had made a decision.

“I cannot make the decision, it must be made by the Cabinet. So, now were a preparing a paper for consideration by the Cabinet as to whether we will have PPSMI back or maintain the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in the national language,” he told the media when asked about the matter here today.

 

-BERNAMA

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