To ascertain if the EETP has truly benefitted the teachers, students of those supplementary classes have to sit through pre-programme and post-programme tests which requires them to display their English proficiency in listening, comprehension and writing.
“Based on the test results, majority of the pupils who attended the English supplementary classes conducted by our EETP teachers have shown improvement in their English ability. We are very encouraged by the results, as such, we decided to expand the programme to Johor,” highlighted Datuk Seri Saw Choo Boon, Chairman of GAB Foundation.
Datuk Seri Saw explained that much of EETP’s success comes from GAB Foundation’s long term view to the initiative: “The programme is very involved as we ensure that the teachers have mentors who are able to see them through their progress. We test the students to ensure our programme is really helping the teachers. Finally, we are also committed to see through their students from Standard 1 to Standard 3. In summary, teachers are slated to attend at least 3 training sessions over a 3 year period as trainings take place annually.”