Academics slam NGO proposal to replace History with subject on social contract

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Changing the History syllabus or replacing it altogether with a subject on the 'social contract' will be detrimental to students' understanding of the nation's past, say many academics. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, October 28, 2015.

Changing the History syllabus or replacing it altogether with a subject on the ‘social contract’ will be detrimental to students’ understanding of the nation’s past, say many academics. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, October 28, 2015.

Academics and teachers have denounced a suggestion by the head of a Penang-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) to do away with the teaching of History in schools.

They said the proposal by Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang chairman Tan Sri Mohd Yusoff Latiff to replace the subject with one that explained the social contract was regressive and that young Malaysians would grow up without truly appreciating the sacrifices made by their nation’s founding fathers. Read more