Thursday, November 8, 2007

A day in Boleh-land

In the Star some days back, there was an article which caught my eye. Refer here.

It talks about the importance of early education for our kids in order to have a better educated generation. The whole talk he had was actually to address the majority of this country, talking about how a better educated generation will help steer the nation into greater achievements and how mindsets must change in order rise in the world etc. etc.

But the thing is that, early childhood education already exists in our country and unfortunately this is a privileged sector which not all can afford.

So what will happen? In the end, those who can afford will have better educated/ developed kids and those who cannot will lag behind.

Question is, why is the Boleh-land government not doing anything about this? Why is it that we do not see many (or at all??) government sponsored kindergartens/ nurseries/ play school etc? Why is it that we have kids in the rural areas not even having a proper school? Why is it that we are spending millions and millions of ringgit in sending people to outer space while the inner space is not properly addressed? Think about how these ringgit will be better utilized had it stayed in the country and help develop the education system ... heck, we may even be able to have the capability to build our very own space launcher instead of sending people over to other countries!

If you read the article, some other comments which gave me a slight increase in blood pressure are:

“It's only when we become a developed race (that) we can be confident” - wtf?? So if you are not developed, then you have no confidence?? I don't think that that is how we define confidence, ya?

"In advanced countries, two-year-olds, and sometimes even younger children, join planned education processes" - no, you i*****, we already have this in Malaysia, wake up la!

“Perhaps their learning techniques are different. They focus on fun learning but, more importantly, they believe that the process to build a person must begin early” - you don't have to be a genius to know this wei ... oops ... I forgot it's you!

He said Malays were still expecting handouts and did not pay back study loans but if they want the nation to be developed then their mindset must change. - this is because you guys started it!! Why not do away with this handouts and force all to compete fairly?? I am sure we will be getting the developed race status pretty fast!

“We may want big houses, expensive cars, imported furniture, but the most important thing is to invest in education.” - NOoooo .... really ah??

Wau! I really love Malaysia!!

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