Schools In Sarawak To Teach Science, Maths In English From Jan 1

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KUCHING: Sarawak is ready to implement the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English for Year 1 pupils in 1,026 primary schools in the state beginning Jan 1 next year.

MICHAEL MANYIN

Sarawak’s Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Michael Manyin Jawong said so far, RM11 million had been spent by the state government for that purpose.

“This includes to provide training to 2,853 teachers as well as to print books and materials,” he told a press conference after officiating the Sarawak Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SaSTEMS) 2019 Symposium yesterday.

Manyin said video-based teaching materials for use in teaching sessions would be distributed to all schools.

“We will be supervising for at least six months,” he said.

But he said the implementation would not involve national-type schools in the state.

“Some 220 national-type Chinese primary schools have decided not to teach the two subjects in English next year,” he said.