are you surprised?
Unlike UMNO who has chosen to reverse the Teaching of Mathematics and Science in English policy and revert to Bahasa Malaysia in national schools and Chinese and Tamil in vernacular schoola because it "memartabatkan bahasa Malaysia", Lulu has her own reasons.
Lulu comes from an english/cantonese speaking family. BM was not spoken at home. Lulu struggled through std 1 cos the medium was malay. Lulu knew that sugar is sweet but couldn't remember that gula is manis. manis, masam, masin - lulu, not being the brightest lightbulb in the room, used to get it mixed up.
But somehow, after 13 years of sekolah kebangsaan education, lulu worked it out.
maybe you are thinking, that is exactly why we want math and science to be taught in english. if you expose the child to the language long enough, the child will pick it up.
but there is a big difference here.
in lulu's time, lulu's teachers were proficient in bahasa malaysia. they weren't struggling with it. they didn't end every verb with an "s" or whatever the equivalent of that mistake would be in bm. you get what i mean?
today's teachers can't teach in english cos they themselves can't speak decent english. how can we even hope that the children will be able to gain from learning math and science in english?
the government is right this time [yeh-yeh... lulu is not always in disagreement with the government. only when they are wrong, which is :P quite often] in reverting back to mother tongue for teaching math and science. the teaching of english needs to be improved greatly. government needs to be more stringent and selective when choosing future teachers of the language. a basic requirement should include able to speak the language.
for those whose mother tongue is English like Lulu's, well... :P