Many Science and Math teachers facing difficulties

  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Jul 2003

Other News & ViewsCompiled by A. LETCHUMANAN, LAM LI and IZATUN SHARI

THE teaching of Science and Mathematics in English and Chinese in national-type Chinese schools has exposed two weaknesses after months of implementation, reported Sin Chew Daily yesterday. 

The daily said many teachers were unsure of how to utilise the weekly seven periods allocated for the two subjects to be taught in English and the repeated syllabus and coursework in two languages had bored the pupils. 

It quoted National Federation of Headmasters president Kang Siew Koon as saying that a central committee meeting would be held next month to compile the feedback. 

He said the federation would gather opinions from educationists, Chinese associations and political parties for the drafting of a memorandum to the Education Ministry. 

·The 7th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, which opens today, should be used to explore ways for Chinese businesses to develop trusted and internationally-accepted brand names, said a columnist in Nanyang Siang Pau. 

The columnist pointed out that of the 500 largest enterprises in the world named by the Fortune magazine, only 12 were Chinese-based although the size of the Chinese market was five times more than that of America. 

He noted that multinational conglomerates of American origin had dominated the world market owing to their “collective quality.”  

The Chinese businesses, on the other hand, relied on cheap labour and low manufacturing costs to play a supplementary role to support the multinationals. 

Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Tan Sri Lim Guan Teik said Chinese entrepreneurs should unite to succeed together in the global economy.  

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