Malay Indians want maths and science to be taught in Tamil

March 21st, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mar.21 (ANI): The Federation of Malaysian Indian Organisations wants the teaching of science and mathematics to revert to the Tamil language in Tamil schools. It also wants the teaching hours of Bahasa Malaysia and English in Tamil schools to be increased to strengthen pupils” proficiency in the two languages, the New Strait Times reports. Federation chairman S. Rajaretinam said the 200,000-strong federation feels that it was essential for pupils in class one to six be taught the two subjects in Tamil to ensure their cognitive development. Rajaretinam said they would be seeking a meeting with Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to explain their position by next week. (ANI)

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