How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Dr. Kamal Amzan's 6 steps to fix our broken education system

'First, remove politicians from the Ministry of Education. 
Education and politics don’t mix. The process of learning, and growing up requires us to recognise, admit and make improvements. You won’t learn if you are big headed, egoistic, and don’t listen.
Have you come across a politician who isn’t like that? I haven’t...'

'Second, our YBs must enrol their children in public schools. From the “wakil rakyat” to our dear prime minister. 
Politicians, more than anyone else, will want the best for their children. Making them send their children to public schools provides them with a strong incentive to push for reforms in public education.
Not only that, schools will be also be on their toes vis a vis teaching standards...'

'Third, we need better teachers. According to a World Bank report, 70 per cent of them are not even qualified to take up Bachelor of Education. 
Unemployed graduates with no interest in teaching are also trained to teach in this country.
I suggest MOE retain and recruit back well-trained, retired teachers. Since they were responsible for our past successes, it is only logical for us to retain their services. Hire them as consultants if you want. If we can pay the Americans good money under the Fulbright programme, why not pay our experienced teachers the same?
When that happens, I guarantee you will not have problems looking for good teachers...'

'Fourth, let us teach our young in the English language. If not PPSMI, then the government should consider creating English-medium schools in the country.
Critics should be made to understand that as long as Malaysia is regarded as a Third World country (no matter what the consultants want us to believe), as long as our graduates are unemployable, and as long as Malaysia remains behind technologically, Bahasa Malaysia will never be looked up to by the world...'

'Fifth, and last, let us leave religious lessons at home. 
Our public schools should be sanctuaries that promote unity, beacons and centers of excellence and not homogenous classrooms that sprout racial, religious and political intolerance.
Students, parents and most importantly government servants should check their race and religion at the school gates. And with that I propose the scrapping of religious classes and moral studies in our schools...'

'Lastly, Malcolm X said, “Education is after all our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
I hope the government realises that the rise and fall of our nation lies with them.
While our politicians are dispensable, our future certainly is not.'



Anonymous said...

Simple enough...

Anonymous said...

how come? mostly teacher are politicians!!