PETALING JAYA – The Form Four students will no longer be divided into arts or science stream. On the contrary, they will be allowed to choose subjects according to their interests.
Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said, in line with the Standard Based Curriculum for Secondary Schools (KSSM), the students would not be differentiated by the two streams.
“The students can choose subjects according to their interests and passions and the schools would arrange the classes according to the subjects chosen by the students,” she told Sinchew Daily.
Nie Ching said, the grading of the students in their classes and their PT3 results can be used as a reference for choosing subjects.
“The counselling teachers play vital role in helping the students make decisions,” she said.
She added, the schools would be given the autonomy to provide subjects for the students, based on factors such as facilities in schools and the availability of the teachers.
Minister of Education, Maszlee Malik had earlier revealed that the science and arts stream in secondary schools nationwide would be combined.
The measure was proposed by the National Education Policy Research Committee on the National Education Policy, to further improve the educational system in Malaysia. -MalaysiaGazette