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Ramasamy: ‘Optional’ dual language scheme forced on Tamil schools

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GEORGE TOWN: Many Tamil-medium schools have adopted the Dual Language Programme (DLP) against their wishes, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy claims after an education group says the programme is “fully optional”.

Ramasamy said Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) appeared to be unaware that several Tamil schools were not given the chance to object to the “optional” DLP.

“PAGE chairperson Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim has failed miserably to take into account the welfare of Tamil and Chinese-medium schools.

“She is not aware of the actual situation and was merely parroting government propaganda,” Ramasamy told FMT.

The DLP is a government initiative for primary and secondary schools teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related subjects in English….

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