Published: Tuesday February 26, 2013 MYT 12:13:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday February 26, 2013 MYT 12:31:15 PM
At least five years to train teachers to prepare for making English compulsory pass in SPM
By KANG SOON CHEN
PETALING JAYA: It will take at least five years to train some 60,000 teachers to prepare for making English a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
"Currently, 5,000 teachers have already been trained and the Government will be recruiting 9,000 more English teachers," Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong told reporters after launching the Star-NiE and Pizza Hut's Tale Spin 2013 contest here Tuesday.
On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the Education Minister, said English language would be made a must-pass subject in the SPM examination when teachers and students were ready for it.
Muhyiddin said in preparing for this, parents, teachers and students must work together to improve the quality of English in the country.
Muhyiddin: Compulsory to pass English in SPM