The education ministry has decided to stick to their plan of implementing khat in vernacular schools.
Last week, Putrajaya announced that the Malay-Arabic calligraphy would be introduced into the Primary 4 Bahasa Melayu (BM) syllabus next year.
Education Minister Dr. Maszlee Malik said during a special press conference in Putrajaya that khat would only be an activity, not a subject in itself, taking up three pages of the textbook.
He added that he would leave it up to the teachers to decide how they want to teach it.
â€œKhat will go ahead, but will not be included in examinations or tests.
We hope that with the Cabinetâ€™s decision on khat, the issue will not be raised anymore and create any misunderstanding.â€
Dr. Maszlee Malik via FMT
The special press conference was also attended by his deputy Teo Nie Ching.
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