Former Tuaran Member of Parliament Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau said the government’s policy in using English as the medium of teaching of mathematics and science must continue.
Madius, who is also UPKO secretary general Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, said that the policy will have a long term positive impact on students especially those in rural areas.
He also said that mastering the global language will give students an added advantage to acquire more knowledge which is useful for personal development.
“Maybe in a short term, the policy is burdensome to many students who have no strong foundation in the language. But in the long term, it will have more positive affects because the latest discoveries in science and technology are mostly published in English,” he said.
Madius noted that the positive outcomes of the policy are in fact already apparent judging from the increase in the command of the language among rural students.
“Most students who sat in last year’s SPM and STPM examinations willingly opted to answer the questions in English,” he said.
He dismissed fears among Malay language activists that continuing the policy would affect students’ command of the national language
M/S : As long as Teaching Science & Maths not in Jawi.