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I had made suggestion that English is made a compulsory extinction pass in 2007 in a letter published in the Star and Malaysiakini

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This poor English brochure is from an English language school in Malaysia.

Well, the extinction pass may be too much for the beginning, a compulsory pass for a good syllabus English is a long over due call by many right thinking Malaysians.

If BN education ministers are smart and humble to listen my advice made at more than five years ago, the policy of making English a compulsory pass in SPM is already implemented now.

English proficiency – they got it all wrong http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/74488

Malaysia is administered by a bunch of donkeys without horizontal planning capability. The whole nation loses five valuable years in arresting the decline of English standard.

At least five years to train teachers to prepare for making English compulsory pass in SPM
By KANG SOON CHEN

PETALING JAYA: It will take at least five years to train some 60,000 teachers to prepare for making English a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

“Currently, 5,000 teachers have already been trained and the Government will be recruiting 9,000 more English teachers,” Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong told reporters after launching the Star-NiE and Pizza Hut’s Tale Spin 2013 contest here Tuesday.

On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Education Minister, said English language would be made a must-pass subject in the SPM examination when teachers and students were ready for it.

Muhyiddin said in preparing for this, parents, teachers and students must work together to improve the quality of English in the country.

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