PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry is still in the process of publishing the Form Three Mathematics and Science textbooks for the Dual Language Programme (DLP) students.
The ministry said the books would be distributed to all schools providing the programme from March onwards.
“The textbooks for the two subjects could not be provided at the beginning of the school session due to the changes brought about when improving the procurement system and removing the direct negotiation system since mid-2018,” the ministry said in a statement yesterday.
It said that in the interim, the schools would be given four CDs for each subject containing the first four chapters of the textbooks.
“All school administrators are required to disseminate this information to ensure that teachers and students use the CDs. This is to ensure that the teaching and learning process is uninterrupted,” added the ministry.
The DLP which allows selected schools to teach Science and Mathematics in English, began in 2017 with the first batch consisting of students in Year One and Four and Form One.
National Union of the Teaching Profession secretary-general Harry Tan questioned why the delay keeps recurring.
“We seek the ministry’s help to hasten the process as these books are technical and needed by both teachers and students,” he said.
A spokesman from Sasbadi Sdn Bhd, the publisher of the Form Three Science textbook, declined to comment, saying only that they were following the schedule set by the ministry.
The Form Three Science textbook can be obtained from http://sasbadisb.com/download-centre/textbook.
The Form Three Mathematics textbook can be downloaded from the following sites:
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