Freedom of Choice in Education and Unity
Two decades ago, a good friend taught her three year old to read using the Glenn Doman technique and by the time he was five years old, he was able to read 40 simple books.
Unfortunately by the time he entered public national school, he was not reading much because reading was not emphasized upon in the school curriculum.
20 years later, and the issues in the Malaysian education remain the same – literacy and numeracy.
The constant changes in the education policy (every 2-3 years) is causing a headache not only to the students but also to the teachers.
The current education system is very exam-oriented and is certainly not a balanced system that takes into account all factors (www.stdirectoryedu.com/article ”Revamping the Malaysian Education system).
The Ministry of Education has to be congratulated for having drawn up the Education Blueprint 2013-2025 with targeted initiatives to improve numeracy and literacy.
But initiatives launched must be properly monitored and evaluated to gauge its effectiveness for proper decision making.
Albert Einstein (/ /; German: [ˈalbɐt ˈaɪnʃtaɪn] ( ); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-borntheoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongsidequantum mechanics). He is best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory.