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.
“Khat will go ahead, but will not be included in examinations or tests.
We hope that with the Cabinet’s decision on khat, the issue will not be raised anymore and create any misunderstanding.”
Dr. Maszlee Malik via FMT
The special press conference was also attended by his deputy Teo Nie Ching.
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