Friday September 21, 2012
I AM a product of the era when Maths and Science were taught in English and Sejarah (History) and Geografi (Geography) were in Bahasa Malaysia and that gave me a good balance of both languages.
Until today it has given me a good command of both languages, both oral and written. And it doesn’t make me less patriotic.
I note the level of English has dropped horrendously and this is noticeably true in most graduates today.
Most can’t string a proper sentence in English, let alone speak with confidence during interviews.
By reverting everything back to Bahasa Malaysia is like regressing instead of progressing to a developed nation. Is that where we are heading? I hope not.
Teaching Maths and Science in English and Sejarah and Geografi in Bahasa Malaysia gives a good balance and command of both languages.