KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) -- The Education Ministry has opened a tender for English textbooks conforming to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) guide and having local content, said Deputy Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon.
Chong said this was to replace two imported textbooks, 'Super Mind' and 'Pulse 2', which began to be used this year.
"The curriculum, which is streamlined with the CEFR, namely, the European Council's developed guidelines for measuring foreign language skills, requires books that meet the standard, but the books are still not in the local market.
"Nevertheless, we have opened the tender and the ministry will choose the companies that can supply the books," he told the Dewan Rakyat today.
He was answering a question from Zairil Khir Johari (DAP-Bukit Bendera) who had asked the ministry to explain why English textbooks acquired for last year were replaced with imported textbooks.....