So in the year 2012 Sains dan Matematik will be taught in BM.
Frankly, I oppose this decision. But for a different reason.
The Government seems to have forgotten the purpose of teaching Science and Math in English. They seem to think that teaching science and math in english is to
1) improve level of english in primary school children
2)improve the result of Sains dan Matematik in UPSR
To tell you the truth,Malaysia is the first country in the whole universe to use Science and math to improve english. Nobody have done this before ^^
"Muhyiddin said studies carried out by local universities found that students’ mastery level of English during the entire policy was around 3% while the level among rural students was low.
“Based on these observations, the Government is confident that Mathematics and Science should be taught in languages understood by students, which is Bahasa Malaysia in national schools, and Chinese and Tamil in the respective vernacular schools,” he said."- The Star
The reason Tun Dr Mahathir introduce PPSMI is for the future generation. How can the government gauge the success of PPSMI after only 6 years??? Most children who is under PPSMI is only in Form 1 now!!
Let me reiiterate the purpose of PPSMI: To make sure students are competent and familiar in the Scientific english when they are in the University and outside world
How can you use the declining UPSR results as a "strong-point" to discontinue PPSMI??
Imagine what will happen to the form 1 students now. They had learn Science and Math in English for 7 years. They will continue learning in English up to PMR level. Then in form 4, suddenly constant become pemalar, hypothesis become hipotesis, Newton's Law of Motion become Hukum Gerakan Newton (Thank goodness its not Niuten). And they will learn all this till form 5. Then, in form 6 they will learn back all these terminologies in English!
Then we will produce Rojak graduates. Not proficient in BM or BI.
Memang dah sah gomen ni stupid. Even if you want to revert the policy, wait till the pioneer batch of students under the PPSMI students to enter higher education. Assess their level of english then. If they have mastered english successfully by then, it means that PPSMI is a success. If there is no difference or worse, then by all means scrap it if you want! This is how the success of PPSMI should be assessed, not based on UPSR results! (Of course, pakcik muhydin will say "cis...budak ni tau sikit sikit, sudah trying to teach me what to do")
You scrap it in 2 years, what good will it do? We will not even see 1 Malaysia University student who have Science and Math taugh fully in English in school. We will get rojak students!
We are going down. Keep digging our grave, dear government, but don't take us along with you.