Saturday, January 09, 2016

Dual Language Programme (DLP) in St Michael's Institution, Ipoh.

SMK St Michael, Ipoh has been selected by the Ministry of Education to run the Dual Language Programme. Under the dual-language program, 300 primary and secondary schools will be part of a pilot plan that will teach subjects including Science, Mathematics and Information Technology in English.
Schools running this program must meet the criteria of sufficient resources, readiness of teachers and support from parents.
There are 13 schools in Kinta Utara running this programme - five primary schools and 8 secondary schools.
Besides SMI, the other secondary schools are Anderson, Ave Maria, Methodist Girls' School, Perempuan Perak (PGS), Raja Perempuan, Raja Permaisuri Bainun and Tarcisian Convent.

In the News - The Star
The 300 schools involved in the Dual Language Programme (DLP) must meet three criteria – proper resources, teachers who can teach in English and Bahasa Malaysia and parents who are supportive.
Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, who disclosed this, said the selected schools could offer the programme to Years One and Four pupils and Form One students next year.
He also said the schools would be chosen based on “demand” by parents and school heads, besides readiness to offer the programme.
For a start, Dr Khair said the programme will be carried out in national primary and secondary schools.
Science, Mathematics, Infor­mation Technology and Commu­nication, and Design and Technology would be offered in both languages.
“The programme is in line with the Government’s objective to improve the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects,” he said in a statement.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced when tabling Budget 2016 that DLP would be offered in 300 schools.
He also announced that a Highly Immersive Programme (HIP) would be carried out.
Both programmes are part of the Government’s efforts to uphold Bahasa Malaysia while strengthening the usage of the English Language.
Dr Khair said HIP would be a programme to improve students’ English language skills by increasing its use.

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