FROM THE STAR - November 11, 2007.
Mukhriz wants teaching methods changed
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English should be continued but the teaching methods need to be changed to make sure weak students are not left out.
He said a different approach was needed for students in rural areas, who are relatively weaker in English than urban students.
“We need specific remedies to address isolated problems,” he added, clarifying that he disagreed with the proposal by Umno Youth deputy head Khairy Jamaluddin to defer by two years the switch to English the Science and Mathematics examinations.
Mukhriz said Khairy’s proposal, made at the just concluded Umno general assembly, should be viewed as a call for a change in methodology rather than a call for policy change.
What isolated cases? The overall performance of the Malay student in Maths and Science is deteriorating! Should we just wait and see? For how many more years?
Look, stop making these school kids testing pigs! We got a serious problem here Mukhriz!! Proud and self esteem should be put aside...
Your Dad has done a lot! and we thank him for that. There are some good thing as well as bad thing about Tun M. KLIA, KLCC and other Mega projects that some of us thought was a waste... but now some of us realise that we actually need it. So we realise that now.
BUT, changing the language for teaching science and maths... thats not in.