Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bringing Back English-medium Schools in Sabah

Yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan (right) proposed that English-medium government schools in Sabah be re-established.
The Kota Belud MP said the suggestion is a proactive measure to produce human capital that is more productive and more competitive.
"By mastering the language, Sabah will be able to 'speed up' pursuit of reducing the development gap between the state and those in the peninsular”, he explained.
Is he saying that English proficiency is now urgently needed for Sabah to develop and that Malay-medium education has been less than successful?
It’s not just Sabah that should have English-medium schools but the whole country. 
On Wednesday and Thursday last week, I was at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur in Jalan Sultan Ismail in KL for a MAPSA (Malaysian Association of Professional Secretaries and Administrators) event – the AdminPro Summit 2017.



I met fellow Toastmasters and among them were Melvin Tan, Stephen Fernando and Simon Soh.

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