Language: Who has failed whom?

Ministry of Education (MOE) would like to refer to Letter to Editor by Liong Kam Chong, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, published in THE New Straits Times dated 01 June 2010 on the issue of  – Language: Who has failed whom?.

One of the aims of MBMMBI – To Uphold Bahasa Malaysia and To Strengthen English Language, is to reinforce the position of Bahasa Malaysia (BM) as a tool for unity, the main language for communication and the medium for knowledge acquisition.
Under this MBMMBI policy – Ministry of Education (MOE) has planned and implemented various programmes to uphold the status of Bahasa Malaysia as the national language in order to meet the above-mentioned objective. The Curriculum Transformation Strategy which involves primary and secondary education, for instance, introduced several measures such as BM Curriculum Modular Approach, Back To Basics, Fun Learning, The Use of Standard BM Across The Curriculum, Incorporation of ICT in the Teaching and Learning, Strengthening The Reading Culture and the Provision of Quality Teachers. Apart from these, under the Teachers’ Capacity Building Strategy of MBMMBI, training of In-service and Pre-Service teachers are also given its due emphasis to ensure that quality teaching and learning of BM takes place in the classroom. Thus, through this strategy, teachers’ pedagogic skills are continuously enhanced in order to deliver level best teaching of BM. Furthermore, the selection of BM teachers has always been a top priority. MOE has also identified five Teachers’ Training Institutes as the Centres of Excellence for BM. With all these appropriate measures taken, MOE is confident that teachers are able to deliver quality teaching and learning of BM in the classrooms.

By Corporate Communication Unit,
Ministry of Education Malaysia.

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