Focus on learning English

I REFER to your reports on March 26, “Hundreds in limbo over DLP” (online at, “Parents stage protest over Johor education dept’s decision” (, and “Onus on MOE to ensure DLP succeeds, say educators” (March 28; online at

The frustrations of the parents are understandable. After the abolition of the Teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (better known by its Malay acronym PPSMI), the Dual Language Programme (DLP) was introduced in 2016 to cater to those who wanted to study Science and Maths in English in both primary and secondary schools.

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