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PAS: Where's the 'biased' impact study on dual-language programme?

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PAS central committee member Khairuddin Aman Razali has raised questions about Putrajaya's stance on the dual-language programme (DLP) in schools.

This is as an impact study on the DLP, which was scheduled to come out last month, has not been released.

"I am doubtful about the impact study which was promised in November. 

"It is not impossible that the report will side with the DLP, not only for it to continue, but to become the country's main education policy," Khairuddin said in a Facebook post today.

The dual-language programme allows schools that meet certain criteria to teach science and math classes in English.

Khairuddin noted the predecessor of the DLP – the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI) – was widely panned and blamed for a decline in student achievements in science and math in 2007.

The DLP, he added, has similarly been panned by academics and politicians.

"(As such) it would be most unfortunate if the status of the programme is further bolstered by the new government," he said.

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