Tag: vernacular schools
Tariq Ismail says the government does not have to give funds or allocations to vernacular schools.
The Cabinet states the Jawi script lessons will not be part of any exam or monthly tests.
Two Chinese educationist groups tell Dr Mahathir that other groups too, including some Malays, are opposing the compulsory teaching of khat in vernacular schools.
Chinese schools movement says its opposition is based on some reseach that khat has been used to spread Islam.
Union says teachers should be allowed use their judgment.
Education Minister Maszlee Malik says khat will only be an activity, not a subject in itself.
Faisal Tehrani says the controversy about the learning of Jawi and khat in schools is symptomatic of Malaysia's polarised education system.
Frequently asked questions prepared by the Ministry of Education on the inclusion of khat as part of the Bahasa Malaysia syllabus in vernacular schools.
The focus should be on improving students' proficiency in BM, notwithstanding the value of learning about Malaysia's rich cultural heritage.
Acquiring skills in khat will not dilute one's faith, but there are other priorities.
I agree with Lim Kit Siang that we don’t lose if we learn new things, especially about the different cultures in the country.
Tens of thousands take to social media to vent anger, accusing party leaders of betraying the Chinese community.
Improving national schools would help turn more parents towards them instead of outright abolishing vernacular schools.
They say the education system alone cannot be blamed for lack of unity and that any link between disunity and vernacular schools is sketchy at best.
He says there are several Chinese schools where the majority of pupils are Malays as they know importance of Mandarin.
There are so many factors causing division in Malaysia, but vernacular schools always seem to be singled out.
Salamiah Md Nor urges the government to end vernacular schools and not make Mandarin a second language.
Prof Teo Kok Seong urges education ministry to put an end to complaints by Malay and non-Malay parents on national schools.
The BN secretary-general denies asking for vernacular schools to be closed.
Education minister challenges MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong to present the study done on the construction of the schools.
PAGE says government should instead ensure high quality of the national education system.
Amanah strategy director Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad says a ‘maqasidiq’ approach to education, which focuses on the higher intent of religion and timeless Islamic principles, can help heal the nation, starting from school.
Former senior education ministry official says existing Chinese education group and growing presence of Tamil groups means vernacular schools are here to stay.
He urges vernacular schools to ensure pupils excel in the national language.