KUALA LUMPUR (June 8, 2009) :
The Education Ministry wants to make a pass in English compulsory for students to obtain their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.
Dear DPM Muhyiddin,
Your heart is in the right place, but your brains is a non starter! do you know how many students are going to fail if this imbecillic idea is implemented!....
you cannot teach old dogs new tricks, was justly said. if you really want our schools to improve, start at the very bottom of the chain. yes start with the pre school and primary ones. it will take 17 years from now to have a batch of decent english speaking students, but thats the way it should be!.... no quick fix super glue ,here and there.... it must start from the roots, only then the tree will be strong.
it's just like telling all your ministers to study hindi, and if they fail, they will be kicked out. i guess no minister's will be left. thats the problem with you people, all you want is quick fix without having any real concept of reality.
to start with, do you have the logistics ? do you have the teachers ? i guess thats why it is said that the the art of politics is to look for trouble, finding it everywhere , diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies!
although you see the need to master english (which is good), is far sighted and malaysia needs it rightly so, you have to be more patience in the implementation. it took 25 years for the system to change from english to bahasa, so if really want the best for our future, start at the roots and stop barking at the wrong tree.....cheers