with thanks to Hornbill Unleashed
Stephanie Sta Maria
Last Thursday a Form Three student put out a plea to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin to reconsider the PPSMI policy reversal.
A Form Three student has penned a brief but poignant message to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin, asking them to reconsider their decision to abolish the teaching and learning of Science and Maths in English (PPSMI).
Melissa Yoong wrote on both ministers’ Facebook pages on Oct 13 telling them that she had just been told by her teacher that she would be learning Science and Maths in Bahasa Malaysia when she moves into Form Four next year.
Her Facebook message read:
“I have been learning Science and Maths in English for the
past nine years and now you expect me to learn these two
subjects in Malay.
How am I going understand everything in Malay after
learning in English for all these years?
Please reconsider your decision on this matter.
Please also understand that I am the one studying here and
not you, so please don’t simply play around with this matter
as you like. Thank you.”