Apa Lagi Alasan Yang Hendak Diberikan oleh DS Najib?

4 05 2011

Berikut adalah satu lagi kajian yang membuktikan bahawa sistem pendidikan vernakular akan menyumbang kepada polarisasi antara kaum di negara ini dan tidak akan membantu sebarang usaha-usaha kearah menyatupadukan rakyat seluruh negara. Malah pendidikan vernakular yang mengasingkan kanak-kanak sejak dari usia bangku sekolah lagi akan menghancurkan perpaduan yang telahpun terjalin kini.

Dalam mengulas berita yang diterbitkan oleh THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER mengenai kajian tersebut, blogger DINTURTLE menulis:-

Kita bagi mereka bergaul sesama mereka lah, baik dalam permainan, bergurau, pembelajaran – semuanya bersama-sama ! Untuk interaksi, kena ada SATU bahasa yang ketiga-tiga mereka faham, dan kita dah ada SATU Bahasa Kebangsaan ….. makanya utamakan pembelajaran dalam Bahasa Kebangsaan. JAWAPAN RINGKASNYA – SATU SEKOLAH !

(TERBUKTI – Sekolah Cina Menghancurkan Perpaduan Kaum ! – DINTURTLE)

Blogger VOICES AROUND menyifatkan sistem pendidikan vernakular sebagai sebuah bom jangka yang akan menghancurkan perpaduan bangsa. Seruan dibuat kepada Menteri Pelajaran supaya Dasar Pendidikan dikaji semula agar masalah yang ditimbulkan oleh sistem pendidikan vernakular ini dalam usaha membina negara ini dapat diatasi dari bangku sekolah lagi.  Seruan supaya sistem pendidikan vernakular tidak diteruskan di negara ini ajar sejajar dengan Perlembagaan negara di mana beliau menulis:-

Ini adalah seruan-seruan KEBANGSAAN yang berlandaskan Perlembagaan Negara, bukannya tuntutan-tuntutan PERKAUMAN diluar batas Perlembagaan Negara.

(Bom Jangka Malaysia – VOICES AROUND)

JUST MY THOUGHT dalam artikel bertajuk, “Increasing polarisation among races, perhaps the “Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua” initiative is a cure?“, menulis:-

…that the whole education system needs to be revamped if we want racial polarisation to be curtailed before it gets any worse. For this to happen then we should first decide not to voluntarily segregate our young from primary level…

JUST MY THOUGHT juga menyentuh artikel yang ditulis oleh PURE SHIITE mengenai hasrat Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) untuk membangunkan laman rasmi LHDN yang berbahasa Mandarin. Ini adalah merupakan suatu hasrat yang amat tidak wajar sekali selain dari melanggar peruntukan Akta Bahasa Kebangsaan serta Artikel 152 Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Hasrat ini nampaknya telah ingin mencontohi DS Najib, yang mengadakan laman 1-Malaysia beliau dalam Bahasa Mandarin. Sejurus tidak lama selepas mengujudkan laman berbahasa Mandarin ini, DS Najib nampaknya ditekan supaya mengadakan laman 1-Malaysianya itu dalam bahasa Tamil pula, di mana akhirnya beliau tunduk. Ini merupakan satu contoh yang tidak baik dan tidak wajar yang ditunjukkan oleh seorang Perdana Menteri sendiri kepada sebuah organisasi kerajaan.

Dr. RIDHUAN TEE turut juga mengulas perkara ini di dalam artikelnya yang bertajuk, “Di mana salahnya bahasa Melayu?“. Beliau menulis:-

“Tidak ramai yang mahu menerima hakikat bahawa sekolah vernakular menjadi punca kepada kelemahan penguasaan bahasa kebangsaan dan masalah interaksi antara kaum dalam mencapai matlamat perpaduan nasional.”

Tambah beliau lagi:-

“Sebenarnya kita tidak ada pilihan dalam membina negara? Jika tidak dipaksakan dan diwajibkan agenda negara ini dihayati, sampai kiamatpun kita akan menghadapi masalah yang sama. “

Hasil kajian yang diterbitkan oleh THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER tersebut juga menjadi ulasan dari blogger PURE SHIITE, dalam artikelnya yangbertajuk “Spesial Position in Vernacular Land: The 30% Quota for Selected Little Ahbengs and AhSohs to Speak Bahasa

Setelah berapa banyak kajian-kajian menunjukkan bahawa sekolah-sekolah vernakular ini akhirnya akan menghancurkan perpaduan sesebuah negara, alasan apakah lagi yang hendak dikemukakan oleh kerajaan, terutama sekali DS Najib yang nampak begitu tegar sekali membela sistem pendidikan vernakular ini?

By Debra Chong
April 26, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — A significant number of secondary school dropouts with Chinese primary vernacular education have little, or zero, command of English or the national language, according to a study.

Observers say this has created a group of Chinese who only interact within their own ethnic community and points to increasing racial polarisation in multicultural Malaysia.

Education ministry studies have shown that nearly one in four Chinese students has failed to complete secondary school education and their dropout rate is virtually the same as that for Malays and other races.

In the latest survey of 159 schools nationwide last year, the National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) found that one-third of students from those schools cannot understand either English or Bahasa Malaysia (BM) when they transfer to national secondary schools.

Another one-third was found to be able to understand only a little bit of English or BM, while the remaining one-third could comprehend fully.

NUTP secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng told The Malaysian Insider the survey was to find out the reasons for the high dropout rate among the Chinese students required to participate in the “remove class”, a year-long programme to ease their transfer from Chinese primary school to Malay-medium government school.

“Some students are not interested in their studies and play around,” she said, but deferred commenting on the significance of the survey.

Retired school principal Cheng Su Chean said there were Chinese students who were fluent in both BM and English and credited it to their wide exposure to different cultures outside school.

“Most of our Chinese children do not have this sort of environment. And nowadays, they do not mix around, not like our time,” said the 68-year-old, who was formerly headmistress of SRJK (C) Pudu in the capital city.

“Their interaction is limited. Ninety-eight per cent keep to their Chinese friends and so speak Chinese every day,” she added.

Senior fellow Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute (Seri), Datuk Dr Toh Kin Woon, observed that “this is one of the contributory factors leading to racial polarisation”.

“Because of the linguistic barrier, they are not able to interact with their peers in school,” he said.

The Penang-based pundit also noted that many of those who came from a low economic class formed the bulk of the drop-outs, which created a vicious cycle as “education was no longer a vehicle for social advancement” due to the language barrier.

“They can’t get into government-sanctioned training institutes, so they don’t even have the basic skills [to get a job],” Toh said.

“Because of this, some might go overseas where they may end up as illegal workers… which could contribute to the black economy,” he added.

Tan Yew Sing who heads the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall admitted that the problem was very serious and the association had set up a committee to look into the issue and arrest the problem.

He said the racial divide has become more pronounced in the last 10 years, starting with primary school education.

The whole [education] system needs to be revamped… We need to find out how to build up an environment for interaction with people of difference races,” Tan told The Malaysian Insider.


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