ENGLISH: Move is long overdue
By : HAYATI NORDIN, Subang Jaya
NO one who agrees that English is a global language can have anything against making it a compulsory language for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination.
Claiming that teaching the language to rural students may pose problems is not a good reason for not doing so.
If rural students could do it 40 years ago, I don't see why the present generation can't do it as well. We have better facilities these days and extra classes could always be held for students who need them.
Other nations have forged forward with their English-proficiency programmes. Why are we still arguing about it?