Which language? Let parents, students vote on it
WHEN it was announced that the policy of teaching Science and Mathematics in English would be abolished, Noraini Yaacob was among the many parents who rushed to move their children from national schools to international schools.
“At one international school, more than 400 parents queued up to register their children. The ratio was about eight locals to one foreigner. Despite the long waiting list, parents were still persistent in getting their children in.”
Noraini managed to put two of her three children in an international school but admitted that it was woefully expensive.
She, therefore, welcomed the statement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that the government will study the possibility of using two mediums of instruction in schools for Science and Maths.
Two languages? How can it be executed? Should some schools teach in English, and others in Bahasa Malaysia? Or should each school offer two mediums of instruction?