KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Sept 2019:
The Ministry of Education (MoE) will provide more English language educators in schools by hiring retired English teachers for its Highly Immersive Programme (HIP), Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said today.
Teo said under the programme, the current group of English teachers will conduct lessons in the classroom as usual while retired English teachers will help run the HIP programme.
“We have managed to get 30 retired English teachers to help out in five states including in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Sarawak. We are getting all these retired English teachers to come back to school to help us in our HIP programme.
“This is to encourage students to use English more in their communications not only in the classroom but also outside the classroom.”
HIP is a programme introduced under the Education Ministry’s ‘Upholding Bahasa Malaysia and Strengthening the English Language’ policy to improve English proficiency in schools through wider exposure of the language.
Teo said HIP was an ongoing programme that ends this month, but the ministry will look at into its effectiveness and decide whether it deserves to be continued.