The Star Online reported:
As of June this year, 9,372 students from Form One to Form Three studied Bahasa Iban in 55 schools, with 165 teachers available.
For Form Four next year, it is estimated that 1,440 students will take the subject in 48 schools under 144 teachers.
Malaysia Students blog wrote:
I urge all non-Malay students to take the respective native languages as a subject and sit for its examination, be it in PMR or SPM. If we do not speak and preserve our own native languages, who should we hope for doing so?