Full implementation of DLP at five schools in KL


KUALA LUMPUR: Standard One pupils in five Kuala Lumpur schools can now study science and maths in English.


The Education Ministry has permitted the full implementation of the Dual Language Programme (DLP) in five schools, which are SK Convent Bukit Nanas (1), SK Bukit Damansara, SJKT Vivekananda, SJKT Segambut, and SJKT Ladang Edinburgh.


The New Straits Times sighted a document from the Kuala Lumpur Education Department to the related district-level education department and school principals over the approval to implement DLP in full. 


The letter dated Dec 1 was signed by the Kuala Lumpur Education Department Chief Roslan Abu Hassan.


"This agreement (for full implementation of DLP) is only for Standard 1 students batch 2023/2024 in the involved schools," said Roslan.


The Kuala Lumpur Education Department has also instructed schools to inform their respective Parents-Teacher Association (PIBG) of the decision, as well as the parents or guardians of the pupils.


On Nov 19, NST reported that Standard One students in four DLP schools are grappling with their science and mathematics studies following a directive to switch the teaching medium from English to Bahasa Melayu overnight.


Following up on the report, Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said the ministry has no issue with schools that have fully implemented DLP.


"The guidelines remain as it is. For schools that have implemented DLP at 100 per cent this year, they can continue. There is no problem with it.


"We will start with one non-DLP class beginning next year," she said in the Dewan Rakyat on Nov 27.



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