By Thiviyah Manicam
SERDANG, 10 Dec – A group of lecturers and students from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and teachers from national-type Tamil Primary Schools (SJKT) produced SJKT Malay Language Vocabulary Handbook to polish the Malay Language of SJKT students.
The book was launched by UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris here. The event was also attended by the Director General of Special Unit for Socio-Economic Development of Indian Community (SEDIC), the Prime Minister Department, Prof. Datuk Dr. Rajendran Nagappan and the President of Pertubuhan Tulir Malaysia, Prof. Madya Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam.
The book launch is an extension of the Program Guru Celik Bahasa Kebangsaan SJKT 2015/2016 involving Tamil schools in five selected states namely, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Kelantan, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.
The result of the Program Guru Celik Bahasa Kebangsaan SJKT indicates that teachers who are not from Malay Language option in SJKT and UPM students are talented in producing handbooks on Malay language vocabulary.
Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini said UPM always supports academic-based programmes planned by Pertubuhan Tulir Malaysia in an attempt to enhance performance of SJKT students in Malay Language.
She said that this was the first time in Malaysia that handbooks on the Malay language vocabulary were launched for the use of SJKT students.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijayaletchumy who is also a lecturer in the Malay Language Department, UPM, said the lack of handbooks for teachers in vernacular schools in the market moved her and her teammates to produce Malay language teaching guide for level one and two.
The books produced include a set of five books on level one and level two which were produced according to the textbooks and each page of the textbook is based on nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijayaletchumy who is also the creator of the Malay language vocabulary handbook said that she used SJKT level one and level two textbooks to produce the vocabulary handbook so that the Malay language subject teachers could familiarise pupils with existing vocabulary in the textbooks. – UPM
Updated:: 09/02/2018 [syifarida]
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