Okay, this topic keeps coming back again and again. So, I thought that I’ll try to put down a more cogent argument on what it is that I think is wrong with our vernacular schools, Chinese ones (SJC) in particular. I was out at Ace Hardware shopping for some stuff for my car when I … Continue reading Burn down Vernacular Schools
I read in TheStar today that our government is studying a proposal to make vernacular languages compulsory in national schools. Personally, I think that this is a great idea and is the first step necessary to shut down government vernacular schools nationwide. I have generally been of the opinion that these schools contribute to the … Continue reading Vernacular Languages
According to a MalaysiaKini article today, Lim Kit Siang claims that, “Umno Youth chief aspirant Mukhriz Mahathir had committed sedition in calling for the closure of Chinese and Tamil primary schools. He pointed out the Constitution Amendment 1971 had imposed absolute prohibition on Malaysians from questioning the four issues, which includes anyone who propose the … Continue reading Vernacular Sedition?
I had just read a response to my comment on the Education Malaysia blog. In it, the author claimed that I was “out of sync”. So, this got me thinking if I am truly out-of-sync with our education issues. Granted, I have left school for more than a decade and I do not have any … Continue reading Out of Sync?
The recent suggestion by our Selangor MB that UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) open up it’s doors to people of other races and foreigners, has been met with all kinds of responses. To those who do not know, UiTM is pretty much a single-ethnic university, which was founded by MARA, a government agency created to funnel … Continue reading Freeing UiTM
I’ve recently read a blog (here and here) about the problems facing students who take the Chinese language paper for SPM examinations. The blog discussed the perceived problems with the difficulties in scoring a 1A in the exam, which leads to students losing opportunities for scholarships. So, I did a little bit of haphazard research … Continue reading SPM Chinese and Islam
I’m not quite sure if most Malaysians know about this, but you can actually have vernacular language classes in national schools (SK). I have a feeling that most people do not know how to go about having these POL classes (as they are called) run in their own schools. The actual requirements are actually fairly … Continue reading Pupil's Own Language