Monday, March 09, 2009
From The Star:
No one masterminding movement against use of English
KUALA LUMPUR: The movement against the use of English in the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science (GMP) on Monday denied it was being masterminded by certain groups including the opposition parties.
GMP chairman Datuk Dr Hassan Ahmad said based on what transpired at the gathering on Saturday to protest against the use of English in the teaching of the two subjects was outside the power of the GMP, and "the GMP considered their presence as an expression of their support."
"We want Pak Lah to resolve the PPSMI (teaching and learning of mathematics and science in English) issue immediately before it becomes more serious, we have good intentions in championing the principle of reverting to the old policy which had no problem in the national education system.
Yes, clearly there was NO PROBLEM and is no problem with our education system. Which explains why our universities are the pinnacle of excellence revered upon by students all over the world and why our fresh graduates are so well sought after that large MNCs need to bend over for them. Clearly, what was done before was top, top drawer.
BM to unite various races?? educate me please...
And it annoys me when the Chinese can't speak Malay fluently. Like it or not, it is the national language. TAKE THE EFFORT!
Calvin: You could also say the same about German/Hebrew/Latin/Greek/Tagalog and thousands of other spoken languages. Like I said, BM is important for the culture and heritage, but as far as Science and Technology goes, it should be English all the way.
as for our education system, personally i dont think there should be any political elements in there. plus, the results after changing the system can only be seen after 6-10 years. they should really look at a bigger picture for a longer time. the biggest victims in this tumoil will be the students...
Here is today's trivia question: Guess who introduced KBSR and KBSM?
They can even teach it in Greek for all I care.
But I ask for consistency, not create another upheaval in the years to come.
i am not sure you are aware of this or you are just never bother to fix it.
The education System is fucked up as we know it. I find it incredibly ridiculous how government officials can go on rambling about every year's 'improvement' in the SPM results. They are clearly lying to no one. They're only lying to themselves that we're doing better each and every year when in fact we're just getting more and more incompetent students each year.
And mate, you in town anytime this couple of days? Not seen you on msn for a bit. Got time to head out and have a drink before I cabut?