Here is an invitation I received from my sons’ school PTA. I support PAGE and their call to allow us to choose if we want our children to continue studying Maths and Science in English or BM. I also disagreed with the manners our Education Minister who kept changing the policies.
Do you know that some of our children who were born in 1996 and 2003 have to make drastic switches from English to BM? If the Education Minister and his Deputy have any commonsense, they will at least allow those who are born in 1996 to continue in English until they completed Form Five.
Right now, my son who is born in 1996, entered Standard One and studied Maths and Science in English have to change to BM when he enters Form Four. Only people with little commonsense will subject our children to such changes. Plus, they recently come up with the new ruling where they must pass Sejarah in SPM. As I see it, they are subjecting our kids’ future for their own selfish, political needs, looking for popularity votes and disregard all professional advices.
I am not able to attend the forum as I have a compulsory meeting in church. But I hope Penangites will spread the info and get parents to attend. Go, know what is going to happen to our children, make your opinions heard and be brave to tell those politicians to stop meddling with our children’s future.
I have bugged the Dep Education Minister YB Dato Wee Ka Siong on Twitter but as usual, we know we are not important unless they want our votes. I merely asked that they allow the children to complete Form Five and not get them to change in the middle of their study years. My little boy has to change to BM when he reaches Standard Four.
Your are cordially invited to a forum entitled
A DISCOURSE ON MALAYSIAN EDUCATION POLICIES
– Science & Maths in English as an option’
on Jan 7, 2011 (Friday) at 7.30pm – 10.00pm.
at Wawasan Open University, Level 5,
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Pulau Pinang.
jointly organized by Parents Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE) with Wawasan Open University (WOU) and Penang Gerakan.
The forum’s objectives is to get feed-back from the public namely parents and experts in the industry on the Malaysian education policies with emphasis on the Government’s reversal of learning and teaching of Science and Maths in English (or PPSMI, the Malay acronym for the policy). We hope that the forum will provide a fresh perspective critical towards moving the nation forward in matters of education. The main points from this forum will be incorporated into a memorandum to be handed to the Prime Minister at a later date.
It is a public forum open to all. You may also call Mr. Gan (016-4865016 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
IF YOU SUPPORT THIS CAUSE, PLEASE JOIN US.