GEORGE TOWN: The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) will propose to the Education Ministry for Science and Mathematics to be taught in the mother tongue in vernacular primary schools.
Its secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng, however, said it supported the teaching of both subjects in English at secondary level.
“We will soon submit a memorandum to the ministry on this matter,” she told newsmen after attending the NUTP 18th annual delegates’ conference here yesterday.
“The terminologies of the two subjects in English should be introduced from kindergarten-level. This will help the pupils when they move to secondary schools,” she said.
On another matter, Loke hoped the ministry would look into the safety of teachers who accompany their pupils for activities outside the school.
She said the teachers should be given transport subsidy and insurance coverage in case of any accidents.
Lok said the union opposed the idea of working hours for teachers from 7.30am to 5pm.
“Teachers should only be working for one session, either in the morning or in the afternoon session,” she said.