While this is not breaking news, but the PPSMI (Teaching of Science and Maths in English) is confirmed to be abolished. This was announced by the Education Ministry. However, there’s a few other important details which would be of interest to all school-going students. Berry Berry Easy would like to highlight some of the more important details as summarised from newspaper reports.
Confirmed Abolishment of PPSMI – What Does It Means?
- What: PPSMI is certain to be abolished.
- When: Multiple deadlines for different milestones.
The abolishment of PPSMI will be conducted in a manner which minimises the effects on students (soft-landing approach). Students presently under the PPSMI system need not be overly worried as:
- For all Year 2-Form 5 students who studied Mathematics and Science in English : Allowed to finish their studies all the way to SPM in English
- For Year 3-Year 6 national school students in 2012: Allowed to continue the studies of Mathematics and Science in English, Bahasa Malaysia or a combination of both.
- For students presently studying in Bahasa Malaysia or in dual-language: Allowed to study completely in Bahasa Malaysia.
- Primary schools: The teaching and learning of mathematics and science will be in Bahasa Malaysia in 2016.
- Secondary schools: The teaching and learning of mathematics and science will be in Bahasa Malaysia in 2021.
What do Berry Readers think about the abolishment of PPSMI? Is it a wise move? Is the soft-landing approach appropriate? Berry Berry Easy would like to hear from you.