Confirmed Abolishment of PPSMI

by BerryBerryTeacher

in Berry Announcement

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?

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  • What: PPSMI is certain to be abolished.
  • When: Multiple deadlines for different milestones.

The news:

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. For students presently studying in Bahasa Malaysia or in dual-language: Allowed to study completely in Bahasa Malaysia.

Hard deadlines:

  • 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.

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