DBP: Review UEC and make History a must-pass subject

DBP: Review UEC and make History a must-pass subject

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) is in favour of a comprehensive review of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), which should require History and Bahasa Melayu to be must-pass subjects, reported Malaysiakini.

The news portal reported that in a press conference at the DBP headquarters here on Friday (July 27), its board of governors chairman Mohamed Hatta Shaharom said any decision on the university entry-level certificate must take the Article 152(1) of the Federal Constitution into account, along with the National Language Act 1963/1967 and Education Act 1996.

He also called for the History subject to reviewed and be made a must-pass subject along with Bahasa Melayu.

The board chairman said he hoped the Education Ministry would consider giving DBP a role in determining UEC’s course, saying they were willing to meet the ministry on the matter although there had been “informal discussions” before.

Source:The Star