Source: The Star, Aug 2011
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry is still studying the possibility of using two languages to teach Science and Mathematics in schools,Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Tuesday.
Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, said the study was necessary to determine whether the dual language system could be introduced to any school without causing problems.
Last April, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government would seek input from parents before deciding on the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English in schools.
Najib had said the ministry would also study if it was possible for the subjects to be taught in English in selected schools without interrupting the teaching and learning process. Muhyiddin said the ministry could not make a hasty decision and must carry out a detailed study, taking into consideration several suggestions from various quarters.