“But the Malaysian examinations today are not about aptitude per se, they are worryingly about repetition, rote learning and willingness to play the game. So while parents want the best for their children, the reduced learning environment our schools are in presently would mean that our products will be less competent on the average when they enter the global tertiary market and thereafter job market.
Smart kids are likelier to successfully manoeuvre the course, but the course is not likely to improve them. They are being short-changed in the system presently.
This will become even more acute as the improvements of the systems in developed nations and other rising nations are increasingly palpable.”
My weekly column in the Malay Mail Online. http://ow.ly/BDVmk