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School told to stop dual language programme or face action

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PETALING JAYA: Pressure is mounting on the head of the Vivekananda Tamil school here to stop implementing the Dual Language Programme (DLP) or risk legal action.

The DLP allows Science and Mathematics to be taught in English and is aimed at boosting English proficiency and enhance students’ future employability opportunities.

The Vivekananda school’s board of governors and parent-teacher association, together with a body called Child Information, Learning and Develpment Centre (CHILD), have jointly issued a letter of demand to the school to scrap the DLP.

K Arumugam, a trustee of CHILD, said the school had earlier been served a letter on March 31 to suspend the DLP as its implementation was defective and did not comply with the guidelines issued by the education ministry.

“However, the school continued with the programme,” he said….

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