Malaysian survey goes viral, 90% want standard of English raised

A teacher using a picture chart to teach her pupils English names of food they eat often. (Inset: Idris Jala (right) conducting the English lesson at SMK Tengku Idris Shah during the Teach For Malaysia Week. AZMAN GHANI / The Star -file picture)

THE red flag has been raised for some time on English proficiency among school students. It has been a “hot button” issue especially for concerned parents and employers and yet, consensus remained elusive.

In September, Pemandu designed a simple anonymous online survey to gauge public opinion on the importance of English proficiency among school students.

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