Possible win-win situation for UEC
UMNO information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa said it can be a win-win situation for the government to recognise UEC (Unified Examination Certificate).
He said without compromising the collective duty of all towards the National Education Policy, the issue of government recognition for UEC or even other problems related to Chinese education should be given fair treatment, Sin Chew Daily reported yesterday.
Speaking after visiting Chong Hwa Independent High School in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, he said he saw light at the end of the tunnel for UEC and there is room to create a win-win situation.
Annuar said Chinese independent schools provide good quality education but their Bahasa Malaysia and History syllabi need to be fine-tuned via meetings and negotiations between Chinese school stakeholders and the government.
“Especially for Chinese independent schools’ Bahasa Malaysia syllabus ... whether it complies with the minimum requirements of the National Education Policy or in line with the Education Act. (We) need to follow up on them.
“Chinese independent schools’ History syllabus is also different (from what is taught in national schools). It covers history of the world and Asia but Malaysian history itself is studied only as part of the Asian history. We must understand that in the course of nation building, it is important for citizens of this country to know its history.”