Congress: Put teaching of Jawi on hold

Published on 30 Dec 2019 1:27:30 AM

The National Congress on Jawi passed several resolutions after a two-hour meeting on Sunday, chief of which is to put on hold the teaching of a Jawi calligraphy module in the Year Four Bahasa Melayu syllabus without a detailed discussion with all stakeholders.

The group's spokesperson Arun Dorasamy said more focus should be given on strengthening Bahasa Melayu as the national language while upholding vernacular schools and mother tongue education.

He said participants of the congress were of the opinion that Jawi calligraphy should be made an elective learning module for the pupils, away from the formal syllabus.