So students, come just NiE for you own good sake. Math and Science is now no longer to be taught in English. So polish up your skill.
Below is the quote from the FAQ page:
The Newspaper In Education (NIE) concept was introduced to the world in the 1930s by the New York Times, though the idea of having the newspaper in the classroom to further civic awareness among students (who would be future citizens) was mooted in the late 18th century in Maine, USA.
Since then, over 700 newspaper organisations around the world – under the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) – have espoused the concept and through their own NIE programmes are affecting the lives of young readers in each of their countries.
In Malaysia, the NIE programme saw birth in 1985. Initiated by the New Straits Times, the programme was aimed at championing the Education Ministry’s goal to improve English language teaching and learning among teachers and students through nationwide workshops and printed education supplements.
NST’s NIE Programme
NST’s NIE programme has been constantly evolving to keep abreast of the government’s goals for nation building and manpower development. While the emphasis and focus has always been on the enhancement of English language learning, the projects have been varied. In the 80s the focus was on teacher training and development in the area of English language teaching. In 1992, the New Straits Times supported the Ministry’s National Environment Education Project (NEEP) with a recycling programme designed to create awareness for the environment. It also encouraged students’ efforts to protect the environment. In 2000, when the Ministry introduced Literature into the secondary school English syllabus, NST’s NIE programme set about preparing students and teachers to cope with the new changes. In 2003 when the decision was made to teach Maths and Science in English, the NIE programme complemented Ministry efforts yet again. Today the NIE focus supports all the elements stipulated in the National Blueprint for Education 2006-2010 to create independent learners who are well-equipped to face the challenges of modern Malaysia.
To enhance English Language Education & Skills Enhancement among Malaysian youth and adults by fulfilling their needs in the social context and fostering values, attitudes & knowledge required for nation building.