Unfortunately, many of our leaders and some people have been far too satisfied with the status quo and their achievements, laments Abdul Rashid Hanafi.
The Education Ministry should own up and take responsibility for a failed system and set up a high-level independent commission of inquiry to get to the bottom of this fiasco, fumes Leena Mohan.
With the number of undocumented families living in Sabah, thousands of children are rendered illiterate and poor and denied the right to education. Is this what we want for Sabah, wonders Linda Lumayag.
Most parents of underachieving students feel out of place at parent-teacher gatherings because they are dominated by certain parents whose children are already doing well, observes Ronald Benjamin.
Using a centrally decided system not only burdens the teachers with the bureaucracy but also limits their freedom to design the assessment model, say Nicholas Chan.