Barnes Report

The Barnes Report was a British proposal put forward in 1951 to develop a national education system in British Malaya. It was criticised by non-Malay communities as "saturated with Malay nationalism" and bolstering Ketuanan Melayu, an ideology of Malay supremacy. The Fenn-Wu Report, favoured by the Chinese, did not meet with Malay approval. In the end, the Barnes Report's recommendations for English-medium "national schools" were implemented by the 1952 Education Ordinance, over vocal Chinese protests, who were upset by the lack of provision for non-Malay vernacular schools.

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Early Malay Nationalism - Towards Independence
... In 1951, they commissioned the Barnes Report on the state of Malayan education, which postulated that the British policy of providing only limited education ... The report made no provision for non-Malay vernacular schools, stating that its proposal "would be seriously weakened if any large proportion of the Chinese, Indian and other non-Malay communities to provide ... To reassure the non-Malay populace, the report guaranteed that the National School would "teach English to all", instead of Malay as feared by many ...
Barnes Report - History
... was reorganized along the lines of the Barnes Report of 1951 ... The Barnes Report recommended a national school system, which would provide primary education for 6 years in Malay and English, hoping that over a period of time, the attraction to have separate ... The reaction of the Chinese community to the Barnes Report was not totally positive ...

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