If a society is not capable of SELF-ASSESSMENT or SELF-CRITICISM, then it is not a MATURE SOCIETY (V.S.Naipaul).
Let's put that in context of our Ministry of Education and our current state especially since the PISA results have shown where Malaysia stands in the face of the earth - is MOE mature enough to put aside political agendas and truly FOCUS on the future of this country?
My other big question is this :
Is MOE truly sincere in their OBJECTIVES and are their OBJECTIVES structured and equipped for the need and expectations of the 21st Century and globalisation?
We have reached 56 years of Independence and right now we stand behind Vietnam and a step ahead of Indonesia and tucked comfortably in the bottom 30% in regards to the performance of Math, Science and Reading. By the way, I am not looking down on Indonesia nor have I been looking down on Vietnam when I saw the results. In fact, I wasn't even the least shocked! I'm actually disgusted with the arrogance of our leaders and their idiotic talks. I believe many Malaysians and foreigners know we have an Education Minister who lives on a different planet and dances to a very odd tune and an Education ministry that behaves like it is stuck in a PERPETUAL COMA!
No matter how much reports and letters are written to them and the press by people who are in position and bright concerned parents, we do not see any form of acceptance on MOE's part. Are they too proud to admit their mistakes? Are they too PROUD to accept our opinions and International reports? Aren't they ashamed to be told that 97% of the teachers they had picked to educate our children and the future of this nation were candidates that didn't meet the selection requirement? So nobility of profession over-ruled quality and standards is it? Or did their priorities get tangled up with their need to prove a point to the rest of the world that they believed they were swimming the oceans and failed to see they never actually left the mud they got themselves stuck in thanks to their pride, ego and fallacies over identity crisis and Nationalism?
So long as MOE and our ruling government play their drums to the tune of Malay Identity and Nationalism (which isn't even the true issue at hand), deeper into the mud Malaysia will go. Unless the Malays realise the mess our government is putting their kids in, the double standards they impose on our children, we are not going to go anywhere where reformation of the Education is concern. It's quite obvious that the majority really don't know who holds the power to this country!
We are pretty much doomed by these people in power and to think that majority Malaysians who voted them are responsible for this mess is a bigger blow on our faces and our children's future!
Our leaders seems to be more interested to have their names in history books than to actually do things that can make this country succeed in the international front! Dumbing down its citizens to remain in power, and uplifting elitism is precisely what they are doing in broad day light, and just remember that when you stay silent, you don't help to put an end to it! Be a society that cares and makes the difference by demanding for MOE to be fair and right in their aims and objectives!
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