The year 2022 will be a busy year for the Education Ministry (KPM) as it will review the syllabus taught in schools, says Senior Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.
According to NST, Radzi said the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM) had completed its first cohort cycle last year while the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR) first cohort cycle will conclude later this year.
He said this is part of the education framework to review the syllabus once the cohort cycle has been completed.
“The review is to see if there is any room for improvement,” he added.
Commenting on a viral social media post that claimed that the Standard One Mathematics syllabus was “too advanced” for students, Radzi said the ministry will look into the matter to determine whether the syllabus in the current cohort is deemed “complex” or it’s merely something unfamiliar for students.
He said if the syllabus was generally “not complex” but instead was something that the students were not familiar with, then it is possible that the syllabus is complex.
However, he said he had gone through the Standard One textbook and the syllabus is widely used in other countries.
On a separate matter, Radzi said the Education Ministry has no intention to do away with the mandatory requirement to pass the History subject for the SPM examination.
“We have no plans to review this, but we will look into the factors that contributed to students failing the subject,” he said.
This comes after about 70,000 of the SPM 2021 candidates failed the subject.