Wednesday, January 12, 2011

horse has bolted

it's right there on page 3. (read here)

another reminder of how our education system has gone awry. & the recent changes on History as a compulsory-pass exam subject & going ahead with the move to make the elective languages of Arabic, Chinese, Tamil, Iban and Kadazandusun compulsory for all Year One pupils this year when there aren't enough language teachers are not going to inspire confidence amongst parents & educators. & we haven't even begun on language of instruction, university places, scholarships, etc. etc.

no wonder concerned parties are sceptical over the government's Talent Corp program (read here). how can you expect  people to return home when the house is in disarray? anyway, if policies don't change, & so far there's no indication they would, expect more exodus & brain drain. it's like trying to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.

but then, maybe they don't care as long as semuanya ok.


Yvonne Foong said...

Is this your princess' classmate? I'm happy for the girl. Her parents sent her there. She can gain entrance to good univerisities with a Singaporean A levels in the future.

And... I am now glad to be born early. Just being proficient in English and Malay saved my life so far. :P

But most of our students can't even write proper English yet. They want to add more languages already? Malaysia is going to be famous! The Jack of All Trades, Master of None Country.

Medie007 said...

speaking of brain drain...

God saves Malaysia.

doc said...


this girl is older & in a different school from my daughter. as things stand, she has a great future to look forward to.

i also feel a bit sorry for the current generation. they missed out on a good thing.

doc said...


the end is not over yet.