Compiled by MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN, BEH YUEN HUI and R. ARAVINTHAN
Four Tamil schools in Johor were allowed to hold more Dual Language Programme (DLP) classes following an appeal to the Education Ministry, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Initially, the ministry approved only one DLP class for each of Johor’s five Tamil schools but this angered parents and Tamil school activists.
They were further enraged when reports emerged that education officials had allegedly claimed that the schools were not qualified to carry out DLP classes.
Under the programme, participating schools are given the option of teaching Math and Science in English along with lessons in the original vernacular language.
Schools that want to hold DLP classes must first get approval from the ministry.
Tamil school activists have argued that the programme is a boon as it makes these schools more attractive to Indian parents.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.