‘Let deaf pupils use mother tongue and they’ll do well’

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 Aug 2018

PETALING JAYA: Allow deaf children to use their mother tongue in schools, and don’t let their voices be silenced any longer, pleads the National Union of the Teaching Profession.

NUTP secretary-general Harry Tan said deaf students were doing poorly because subjects were taught using code instead of the Malaysian Sign Language (BIM or Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia) – their mother tongue.

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