KUALA LUMPUR: A lot more needs to be done to improve the quality of teaching of English in schools and universities.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said that a fair number of graduates had a good command of English but the ministry was very worried about the bottom 20% of graduates.
“I've been able to view some of these English programmes in the universities and I am not satisfied,” said Mustapa.
He was speaking to reporters after chairing a seminar themed Higher Education Strategic Plan: Building Malaysia's Human Capital here yesterday.
“We want everyone, not just the top 25% of the graduates to improve on their ability to speak English,” he said.
On a separate matter, Mustapa said that the results of the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education for public universities would be released sometime in March or April.
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