TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

28 Oktober 2009

SINGLE STREAM SCHOOLS CAN HELP ACHIEVE UNITY

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has been urged to restructure the education system including introducing single stream schools to achieve racial unity.

Hamim Samuri (BN-Ledang) said the current multi-stream schooling system did not help people understand the meaning of unity or the 1Malaysia concept promoted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said the present system should be restructured where all secondary schools would be in a single stream, thus placing all races under one roof.

“The multi-stream schools can be retained at the primary level. The Government can take over and upgrade the secondary schools,” he said when debating the Supply Bill 2010 here Wednesday.

Datuk Ab Halim Ab Rahman (PAS-Pengkalan Chepa) agreed, saying that a study showed that the present education system had no objectives for the well-being of the people.

Tony Pua (DAP-Petaling Jaya Utara) also agreed that all multi-stream schools be united into a single stream at secondary level so that racial unity could be achieved.

He said the single stream schooling system had been mooted by historian and academician Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim. -- Bernama

SOURCE: THE STAR, OCTOBER 28, 2009

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