Malay Language Elective Programme
In 2012, Pioneer Junior College (PJC) was selected to be the 3rd Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP) in Singapore. The Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP) was introduced in 2001 by the Ministry of Education as a platform for students who have the interest and inclination to study Malay language at a higher level. The programme offers a wide range of activities to enhance students’ language skills and interest in Malay language, literature and culture.
MLEP is a two-year programme which prepares students for the GCE ‘A’ Level H2 Malay Language and Literature with the option to offer H3 Malay. Aimed at producing Malay scholars who are ‘Advocates of Humanitarian Values’ (Penggerak Nilai Kemanusiaan).
Special Features and programmes
Features of the MLEP at PJC include specialised enrichment activities, leadership and management skills programmes, local and overseas immersion programmes, producing publications and attending work-shadowing in corporate opportunities. The work shadowing gives our students the opportunity to be mentored by distinguished professionals, so that they could be guided to make good choices in Higher Education and future career. All enrichment and immersion programmes are aimed to equip students with 21st century skills to build a confident Person, self-directed Learner, concerned Citizen and Active Contributor.
In line with our mission to produce Malay scholars who are ‘Advocates of Humanitarian Values’, there is an emphasis on community partnership. Collaborations with the community is key in understanding the community as well as playing an important role as an active member of the community. PJC MLEP collaborates with external organisations such as Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), MENDAKI, Malay Heritage Centre and Keat Hong Community Centre to develop the programmes.
Students who wish to apply must have good overall results in the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination and score well in Malay-related subjects, or the equivalent based on Integrated Programme (IP) school internal assessment. Students selected for the MLEP will be granted two bonus points for admission to junior college. Outstanding MLEP students will be eligible to apply for MOE scholarships valued at $1000 per annum with exemption from school fees tenable for two years. Applicants must be Singapore citizens.
Official Opening of Legasi (MLEP room) on College Day 2012
J2 MLEP Graduation Showcase
Our 5th cohort of MLEP students receiving their Graduation Certificates from Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
2017 MP Attachment with Mr Zaqy Mohamad and Keat Hong Community Centre
As part of community engagement, JC1 MLEP students were privileged to be attached to the MP for Choa Chua Kang GRC, Mr Zaqy Mohamad during the Meet-the-Residents sessions. During the sessions, MLEP students were given the opportunity to witness and understand community issues better and know what it is like to be a leader of the community.
This programme is part of their leadership training and provides students with exposure, broadening their worldview. MLEP prepares our students to be leaders of the community.
Future collaborations with Keat Hong CC will extend their involvement in the community. This includes leadership training and activities that centre on Malay Language and Culture.
J1 MLEP students shadowing Mr Zaqy Mohamad, MP for Choa Chu Kang GRC, during the Meet-the-Residents session.
Malay Language Exhibition at Keat Hong Community Centre
As role models in the Malay Community, MLEP students will be given the opportunity to organise the Malay Language Exhibition with Keat Hong CC. This is an approach to bring the Choa Chu Kang community together and celebrate the Malay Language and culture. The cultural exhibition enables our students to showcase their expertise for the benefit of the community.
Special Programmes for MLEP Scholars
Leadership Training Camp with Sirius Scholars Programme and Keat Hong Community Centre
The Public Speaking and
Interview Skills workshop is part of confidence building. This is part of
realising the diverse aspirations of our scholars and providing them the
necessary support. This training will make them realise their great potential.