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Unfair to abruptly stop Kadazan Dusun’s language lessons: Madius

Published on: Saturday 08 October 2022

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Madius said stopping the enrollment of trainee teachers in the BKD program will further exacerbate the lack of trained BKD teachers, which will affect the learning and teaching of the subject.

Kuala Lumpur: The government has been urged to continue offering the Kadazan Dusun (BKD) Language Teaching Bachelor’s Program (PISMP) at the Institute of Teacher Education of Kent (IPG) in Tuaran. for the course was announced this year, but none were offered to enroll in the course. “No explanation was given by the Ministry of Education on this,” he said in his debate speech at the Dewan Rakyat session here on Friday.

He said stopping the enrollment of trainee teachers in the BKD program will further exacerbate the lack of trained BKD teachers, which will affect the learning and teaching of the subject. A survey found that the shortage of BKD teachers in primary and secondary schools in Sabah is critical, he said. “This rules out Chinese vernacular schools that want to offer BKD but face the problem of teacher shortages. “The government’s action to abruptly stop offering BKD courses is highly inappropriate and unfair to the indigenous ethnic groups in Sabah, especially the Kadazan Dusun community.

“Therefore, I request the government to provide a budget of RM1.5 million to cover at least 20 trainee teachers each year at Kent (IPG),” he said. Minister of Education Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin in his response said that from 2021, IPGs are offering Kadazan Dusun language options for PISMP through special channels just like the registration of candidates from Orang Asli, Malaysian Art Schools, Malaysian Sports Schools, Iban Language and Students with Special Needs. to meet future needs. He said the method of admission was changed due to the fact that the annual registration of BKD candidates did not meet the expectations set.
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Sylvester L. Goldfarb