Jawi in Chinese, Tamil Schools Only if PTAs Agree

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The cabinet has ruled that Jawi lessons will be taught to Year Four pupils in vernacular schools only with the individual Parent-Teacher Association’s consent.

In a statement today, the Education Ministry said the plan to teach year 4 pupils the script in national schools will proceed as planned.

“The cabinet meeting today again discussed the introduction of the Jawi script in the Bahasa Melayu syllabus for Year Four pupils in vernacular schools in 2020,” it said.

“In its latest discussion, the cabinet decided that it should be done with the consent of the Parent-Teacher Associations of these schools. National schools will teach the script as planned.” – TMI