Unity possible even with vernacular schools, says Maszlee

Nabihah Hamid Andrew Chin Ragananthini Vethasalam

Education Minister Maszlee Malik says unity is still possible with a multiple stream school system. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, May 12, 2019.

AN education system offering multiple streams of education, such as Malaysia’s public and vernacular schools, is not a barrier to fostering unity among Malaysians if the concept of togetherness is taught within the curriculum, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.

He acknowledged that for multi-stream systems to be truly successful, greater effort must be put into emphasising unity and tolerance in schools.

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  • Jenis Kebangsaan is a successful model. It has been successful in retaining the cultures and lifestyles of each ethnic group while maintaining national unity.

    MOE certainly can continue with this model and improve on it.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

    • The jenis kebangsaan schools can only be successful if the do away with religious lessons in schools and the students are taught to respect others regardless of race or religion. In this connection, selection of teachers and training is key.

      Posted 1 year ago by Rupert Lum

  • How can vernacular students cause disunity? The real culprits are the politicians and the extremists from racist and religious party.

    Posted 1 year ago by Butter Scotch

  • Foster unity in schools based on a common set of humanistic values, not so called 'religious' knowledge.

    I know what is said in these classes. Pure state sanctioned racism, superficial knowledge and blind faith. Regressive!

    Posted 1 year ago by C D