It has been 2 months since the historical win by Pakatan Harapan in GE14, and the new GOVT is not wasting time.
From revelations about the 1MDB scandal to the appointment of a new Cabinet. News has been pouring in. But nothing is more important than our youths and their education.
So here are the changes in our education system courtesy of our new Minister of Education, Dr Maszlee Malik!
1. Digging into the solar energy scandal! Which, BTW, amounted to RM 1.25billion!!
Former PM, Datuk Seri Najib Razak had awarded to a project of installing solar energy panels to 369 schools in Sarawak to a car rental company without an open tender last January.
BTW, the company has NO track record in installing solar energy panel.The worst part is NONE of the 369 schools in Sarawak were installed with solar energy!
Rm 1.25 billion for nothing?!!!!!
RM 1.25 BILLION BUT NO SOLAR PANEL FOR SCHOOLS
2.Saying Bye Bye To Discourse Restrictions In Unis.
Dr. Maszlee Malik has urged the vice chancellor and deputies to lift the restrictions on forums, debates and discourses in Malaysian universities.
He states that in the new Malaysia, barricades must be lifted up to stop the kind of environment in Malaysia. Just as how the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford did where there is no prohibition in educational programmes such as this!
Damn, it seems our new Minister is potentially elevating our higher education.
3. Additional 1000 Matrics Spots For Non-Bumiputera students!
The additional 1000 matriculation spot was announced on June 28, 2018 after a cabinet meeting on May 30.
Dr. Maszlee assured us that the additional spot offered will not affect the Bumiputera’s quota.
This was part of his effort in assisting eligible students based on their performance and socio-economic level whether Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera!
4. Getting Rid of ‘Heaving Bags’ For School Kids!
Dr. Maszlee has formulated certain strategies in order to address the ‘heaving school bag’ issue after receiving comments from concerned parents.
The Ministry of Education has since drawn up a guideline and recommendations for students, teachers and parents to follow.
Plus, the ministry also advises the school to adjust the timetable to include only three to four subjects a day in class. Moreover, all activities end in class or to be carried forward to the next day in order to reduce the amount of homework.
In Short: NO HOMEWORK!!
Dr Maszlee Maliks has assured that universities will not be abused by anyone for political agendas.
And here’s his wish for the next 5 years.
Harapan lima tahun akan datang:
1. Menyaksikan pelajar-pelajar sekolah tidak memakai kasut putih
2. Anak-anak tidak akan menggalas beg yang berat
3. Pastikan lepasan sekolah di Malaysia dilihat bertaraf antarabangsa
4. Sekolah kebangsaan menjadi pilihan rakyat Malaysia
— Maszlee Malik (@maszlee) July 19, 2018
There’s also a list of TO-DO LIST by D.r Maszlee, so if you are keeping track, you can start checking those boxes off.
We are pretty sure Dr Maszlee has a very busy schedule ahead in making major improvements in our education.
But for now, it seems that our new Education Minister is sticking to his words and bringing change.
What do you think? And what improvements you think our education system still needs?