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Education Ministry To Review School Syllabus After Claims That It’s “Too Advanced” For Students

Education Ministry To Review School Syllabus After Claims That It’s “Too Advanced” For Students

The review will see if the current school syllabus will need improvements.

Adeline Leong

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Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin said 2022 will be a busy year for the ministry as it will review the syllabus taught in schools.

According to New Straits Times, the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM) had completed its first cohort cycle last year while the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR) first cohort cycle will conclude later this year.

Radzi said it is part of the education framework to review the syllabus once the cohort cycle has been completed. The review will help determine if there’s any room for improvement.

Previously, a viral social media post claimed that the Standard One Mathematics syllabus was “too advanced” for students.

In response to the claims, the ministry will look into the matter to determine whether the syllabus in the current cohort is deemed “complex” or it’s merely something unfamiliar for students.

Radzi said if the syllabus was generally “not complex” but instead was something students weren’t familiar with, then it’s possible that the syllabus is complex.

However, he added that he had gone through the Standard One textbook and the syllabus has been used widely in foreign countries.

On another note, the ministry also has no intention to do away with the mandatory requirement to pass the History subject for the SPM examination.

However, the ministry will look into the factors that contributed to students failing the subject.

This comes after about 70,000 SPM 2021 candidates failed the subject.


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