Friday, February 22, 2008

Forgive?, EC & Education

Today I read Malaysiakini's articles on forgiving Samy (under VOX) and others as well.

Do you think Samy needs to forgiven? I actually think he has to ask our forgiveness for all his and his cronies follies.

Like many of the writers, I too express my deepest regret that we have this man who from time and time screws us up so bad. Maybe some were lucky and didn't feel the brunt but many too were very unlucky and suffered terribly. Tired of talking about him la actually!

Wishful thinking that this EC, we see the shift in percentage of power. Honestly its wishful thinking but back of your mind you actually wonder if it will happen. Pondering what the effect maybe, will change one's perception. I asked my dad who he votes for, he replied 'BN'. Asked him why and he replied "peace and for nothing else". He is from old school and there are many old schoolers out there waiting for March 8th. The young ones - some didn't even register! and some registered late (September 07 dateline and we all know why!!), would we truly get the result we are expecting? I hope that there will some effect but i won't hold my breath if it doesn't happen. Sad isn't it?

Yesterday, met up with my cousins and their children and topic ventured into school blah blah and history lessons in school. To my shock, i was informed that the current students do not do world history as much as what we did (I am talking about early 80s students). I was so disgusted that my nephews didn't know somethings we studied, like Boston Tea Party, the Revolution, 2nd world war. They said yes its there but its only maybe 1/3 of what we did. Now it seems they are studying 80% Islamic and Nabi's history. Amazing......... but how relevant is that in the 'world' as in globally challenging to our kids now. Yes please do teach about the prophet and the Islamic history but the kids/teenagers need substance la. No wonder our kids cannot compete with the kids out there!!! If that's history, wonder what they are learning in geography or for that matter ENGLISH!

This i have to tell you, my niece in Ipoh schools in MGS. In std 1, she actually corrected her teacher's English. Her teacher wrote on the board for students to copy and madam wrote it wrongly. My niece quietly went up to the teacher and told her that its wrong. Imagine if she hadn't been the smart cookie type, it would have been left uncorrected and 30 odd students would think that's the spelling!!!!!

It doesn't stop there. The test papers that comes out is so baddddddd that its a disgrace to call our teachers, teachers!!! I must say the older generation had a better class of teachers than this generation. Thanks la Education Ministry for stupefying our children.

Have a safe weekend, cheers!

1 comment:

Kumros said...

I completely agree that our education system is heading for the sewers. History has really become history!Sad but true. Teaching is perhaps the most valuable profession there is and yet in recent years it sadly lacks professionals. Parents now have to play a greater role in educating their kids at home ... No wonder tuition centres are mushrooming all over the place!
As for the politics ... Zzzzzzz ... oops! Too boringlah. So "NO COMMENT".