PUTRAJAYA: Concerned Parents of Selangor (CPS) delivered more than 12,000 individually signed petition letters by parents for the reinstatement of the Teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) earlier this morning.
Approximately 20 parents gathered outside the Prime Minister’s Office with bags holding the signed petition letters.
CPS organising coordinator, Shamsudin Hamid, said the reason why the petition letters were delivered was because they have not been getting any response on several of their requests for a date to expedite or facilitate the delivery of the letters.
“We are also most dissatisfied that as the major stakeholders on the issue of PPSMI, the Education Ministry have persisted in not taking heed of our opinions, grouses and complaints with regards to the matter,” Shamsudin said adding that they had sent a letter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Dec 8, stating their concerns.
Shamsudin proposed that the government takes an all-inclusive review of the total education system in the country.
“It is our fervent hope that this all-inclusive review will be undertaken in the same manner and mould of the other transformation programmes which the government has initiated and not leaving the matter under the purview of the Education Ministry alone,” he told reporters.
He added that to uplift the country to a higher income nation by 2020, acquiring new heights in technology and science is the key to attaining the objective.
“Thus, we feel that it is imperative that the policy should not only be retained but also improved,” Shamsudin said.
Article source: http://www.nst.com.my/local/ppsmi-reinstatement-appeal-1.22375