Mustapa not happy with English programmes at varsities

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008

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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