No schools are exempted from DLP

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek denied claims that certain schools are not subject to the new guidelines for the Dual Language Programme (DLP).

She stated that all schools must adhere to the new DLP guidelines even if it goes against the wishes of parents.

“No, all government schools must follow the guidelines,” she said in response to questions about whether certain schools were receiving preferential treatment.

“We have asked all (government schools) to adhere to the guidelines, and there are no issues.

“For those with issues on implementation, we will seek them out and help the school in getting it done,” said Fadhlina, reported FMT.

Yesterday, the Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) chairperson Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said that the schools should restore DLP according to parents’ wishes.

On June 7, Noor Azimah claimed that elite schools such as the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) and Tunku Kurshiah College were not required to comply with the new DLP rule.

On June 10,  DAP national chairman Lim Guan Eng urged the education ministry to explain why the two elite schools were exempt from the new DLP rule.

The Dual Language Programme (DLP) was introduced by the Ministry of Education to enable schools to deliver Science and Mathematics lessons in English.

Since 2016, schools have been given the choice to offer Science and Mathematics classes in English.

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