Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012 MYT 10:47:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday October 10, 2012 MYT 12:45:26 PM
Muhyiddin: All schools to be single-session in 5 to 10 years
By PRIYA KULASAGARAN
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government hopes to have the single-session system at all schools nationwide in five to 10 years time, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sr Muhyiddin Yassin.
"We have enough teachers (to make all schools single-session) but we need more schools.
"This could also lead to extended schooling hours," he told reporters after visiting SMK Gombak Setia here on the second day of the PMR on Tuesday.
"I think this is important... we could easily add an hour for subjects like English, Mathematics or Science. This is how it's done in private schools," he added.
Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, said building more schools would depend on budget allocations, adding that right now 80 percent of the country's 10,000 schools are single-session.