As the nuts of the dacing are tightened, the arms will remain level even with grossly unequal weights on either side. Thus an illusion of justice and fairness is created, observes Ravinder Singh.
The majority of academics haven’t exactly been the vanguard of the people or agents for social change, observes Rom Nain.
The time has come for Malaysians to take stock of the situation and turn it around for the sake of the younger generation, says Ranjit Singh Thind.
The collective outrage over our education system shouldn’t abate, writes Sheila Santharamohana. Let us insist on and advocate for an open forum where all students are accepted for who they are and heard as equals.
Why are foreign students able to study in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, when locals, like John Inbaraj, who do not have a credit in Bahasa find themselves unable to register as on-campus students.
The way to improve our education system is not via a directive from the centre to the bottom; the solution is to decentralise our education system, asserts Francis Loh.
With a new school year well underway, Disappointed Mom finds it therapeutic to pour out her frustrations over the country’s education system and the effect it is having on pupils.
Today, St Xavier’s Institution celebrates the 160th anniversary of the La Salle Brothers’ landing in Penang in 1852 to take over this mission school. P Ramakrishnan pays tribute to Brother Charles Levin, who arrived in the school over a hundred years later in 1954. His was a total dedication and complete commitment to his calling.
It is janji tidak ditepati – think of the rampant corruption, rotten education standards and faltering national unity. And so, it is our duty and responsibility to bring about change, asserts P Ramakrishnan.
Islamic education will continue to be a hotly contested ground for the foreseeable future as the struggle to shape the minds and save the souls of young Muslims wages on, writes Azmil Tayeb.