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Where Are We On The PISA Map?

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


To know more about the objectives of ASPIRES please visit the Facebook Group Every parent and citizen has a responsibility towards making sure their children and their children's children gain the best quality in education without any forms of inequality. ELITE? NON-ELITE? Who's to say what your child is and is not?  Who's to say where your child should go and should not? WE WANT One education for all with no double standards. If IGCSE and IB syllabus can be given to MRSMs why not every national school? and the OPTION for the teaching and learning of Maths and Science in English (PPSMI). Is 2 subjects that governs the world economy going to make you lose your identity learning it in English?  Wouldn't you have your children taught in English with the necessary terms at primary level itself instead of seeing them suffer when they step into tertiary education or upon graduating only to end up being an unemployable grad because our Government fail t