Thursday, November 29, 2012

Education: LINUS programme records outstanding success

Posted by Smookiekins On 11/29/2012 01:22:00 PM

The Literacy and Numeracy Screening (LINUS) programme has recorded a 99.8 per cent success rate for English literacy and 99.9 per cent success rate for numeracy this year.

The exemplary results from the initial LINUS programme have prompted the ministry to introduce LINUS 2.0, which includes Basic Literacy in English in 2013.

Director General of Education Malaysia, Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud said that LINUS 2.0 was part of the National Education Blueprint 2012, meant to tackle the problems with English literacy among students.

“The progress achieved has also contributed to the economic development and rising living standards, irrespective of race,” he said.

He added that according to UNESCO, every 1 per cent increase in literacy would contribute to an increase of 2.5 per cent of the Gross National Product (GNP).

He also mentioned in his speech that teachers play an important role to ensure the success of the individual and the achievement of national education goals.

“Without teachers who are committed, LINUS facilitators (FasiLINUS) would not be able to record such an excellent achievement in literacy and numeracy,” said Abd Ghafar.

The text of his speech was read by the Deputy Director General of Education Malaysia, Dr. Amin Senin at the closing ceremony of the (LINUS) programme yesterday.

Meanwhile, Abd Ghafar said that the nation is facing new challenges that demands for people to explore new approaches, innovation and to strive for excellence.

He said the first challenge is to increase the quantity and quality of the LINUS programme.

“The increase in quantity means an increasing number of primary school pupils who can read, write and calculate from the LINUS programme,” he said.

He added that improved quality also means that students should be able to survive in the mainstream and the government’s commitment is vital to ensure that every citizen will get better access to quality education.

“This means continuous efforts must be made to improve the quality of teaching and learning, improve their performance and also to reduce the achievement gap of students regardless of location and region.”

Additionally, he said that strengthening the unity in a pluralistic society could be challenging due to the social and political change.

“In the LINUS programme, the ability of students to read and write in Bahasa Malaysia and English can also improve the process of assimilation when fostering racial unity.

“It is the intent of the national education policy to foster unity among the people of various races through the education system that emphasises sharing values, culture and ideas,” he added.

Thus, teachers and FasiLINUS play an important role to unite in educating students to understand diversity and to uphold the aspirations of unity in the spirit of 1Malaysia.

Furthermore, he said, it is essential to improve the country’s competitiveness in the international arena as well as in the increasingly fierce global competition.

“We are committed to implement LINUS 2.0 as a catalyst to produce the quality students that could compete internationally,” he said.

He noted that in this era of globalisation the people must accept the fact that education no longer serves to fill local needs but also to meet global demands.

The second International LINUS Conference started on the November 26 until November 28, 2012, yesterday.

It emphasised the objective of sharing knowledge internationally, differing from the first conference last year that prioritised the sharing of the best practices at the national level.

Also present was the Director of Curriculum Development cum Chairman of Linus work committee (Ministry of Education Malaysia), Dr. Masnah Ali Muda.

Source: New Sabah Times


  1. LINUS programme has achieved a resounding success with almost 100% of Year Three students having passed the screenings this year.

  2. The exemplary results from the initial Linus programme has prompted the ministry to introduce Linus 2.0, the English equivalent of the Bahasa Melayu programme.

  3. Program LINUS – Numerasi: operasi asas matematik digubal khusus bagi
    menangani masalah yang dihadapi murid dalam menguasai kemahiran asas
    mengira serta memahami idea matimatik yang mudah dan mengaplikasikan
    pengetahuan serta kemahiran matematik dalam kehidupan harian.

    1. program ini amat baik.

  4. KPM telah menyasarkan bahawa semua murid yang tidakmempunyai masalah pembelajaran berkeupayaan menguasai asas literasidan numerasi selepas tiga tahun mengikut pendidikan rendah menjelang2012. Program ini mula dilaksanakan pada tahun 2010 melibatkan murid Tahun 1 di sekolah rendah.

  5. Bagaimanapun, kata Shamsuri, jumlah terbabit dalam pemulihan itu adalah mereka yang dikategorikan sebagai murid berkeperluan khas merangkumi pelajar kurang upaya, menghadapi kecacatan fizikal, cacat penglihatan dan pendengaran.

    1. Berdasarkan kejayaan ini, program LINUS akan diteruskan dalam bahasa Inggeris bermula sesi persekolahan 2013 bagi memastikan penguasaan murid dalam literasi bahasa Inggeris.

    2. Melalui program ini, murid yang menghadapi masalah literasi bahasa Inggeris akan menerima bantuan dan sokongan tambahan melalui LINUS 2.0 bagi membolehkan mereka setara dengan rakan lain dalam arus perdana..

    3. Shamsuri menjelaskan, saringan asas akan dilaksana di kalangan pelajar Tahun Satu pada Jun 2013 bagi menentukan tahap literasi murid dalam bahasa Inggeris supaya murid yang memerlukan perhatian khusus dikenal pasti.


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