While we are a multi-cultural country, how many of us can say that we are fluent in languages other than English and our mother tongue?
Most of us tend to seek extra classes as adults in order to learn more languages but that might change soon with the implementation of language classes for Mandarin, Tamil, Iban and Kadazan in preschools.
National unity minister, Halimah Sadique told the Dewan Rakyat that Tabika Perpaduan preschools will be adding new programmes into early childhood education in order to foster unity among children.
It’s no secret that Malaysia prides itself on our diversity of cultures and races so it’s a great step in the right direction for our education system to reflect that pride.
Other than the teaching of aforementioned languages, the programmes will also include a Rukun Negara module, inculcation of unity and good values and a module for children to be more…