5 05 2011

An article by JUST MY THOUGHTS

Political Will at Last, Gomen looking at “1 School” for unity and harmony

I am a very happy person today, any supporter of the “Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua” would be pleased with this piece of great news, our Gomen is finally listening, there is finally some political will to make the tough decision:

Putrajaya looking at ‘1School’ for unity, harmony
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani May 02, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Putrajaya is to study a proposal for a standardised school system dubbed “1School” which is set to re-ignite debate over the necessity of vernacular schools, similar to the arguments when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad initiated the Vision School to enhance unity.

The Malaysian Insider understands that the Youth Development Lab in the Ministry of Youth and Sports has recommended the establishment of a standardised school system called “1School” to promote unity and diversity.

The lab also has requested the Ministry of Education to draft an education standardisation roadmap that will be divided into four phases against the current national primary school system which has parallels with the Mandarin and Tamil school systems.

Sources said the first phase will be a co-ordinated exchange of programmes between vernacular and national schools while the second phase will be the introduction of a third language in both schools.

He said the programme will initially start in selected schools and later implemented at all schooling levels. The choice of a third language will however be based on the school demography.

The third phase will be co-locating of schools and the final phase is the implementation of the 1School system.

Dr Mahathir’s administration had proposed the formation of Vision Schools to group national, Chinese and Tamil primary schools in one single compound, but his idea was opposed by vernacular educationist groups and only a few such institutions were ever set up.

The Vision Schools envisioned children learning together within an area without regard for race or religion to foster solidarity, integration and respect among them by sharing school facilities and implementation of other extra-curricular activities.

His son, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, has also been lobbying for the unification of the education system and said that that it is an idea that was first proposed in the Penyata Razak (Razak Report) of 1956.

He made reference to the report by former Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the then-Education Minister, which was to “unify students from all races with one education system that covers all races. We are of the opinion that to carry this out, we need to integrate the syllabus of all schools.”

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Malaysian who want to see this blessed nation have a future as a united people should band together and support the Government initiative. 

No more 1Malaysia Many Schools but 1Malaysia 1School.

We should be more concerned about the future of our young in this country than be preoccupied with those who have left Malaysia for greener pastures, I say good luck to them and whoever else who is thinking about migrating for whatever reasons that fits their fancy, for those who have migrated goodbye to you folks. 

The most important ingredient for a nation’s success is to have loyal citizens who are willing to work hard and set up base  in Malaysia through the good time and the bad times, this blessed nation does not need fair weathered citizens who are only interested in their being. Malaysia has always survived and in fact prospered with its core of loyal local talents and flight of locals overseas will be replaced by new graduates who can be trained to excel in their field of work, the purported World Bank report as correctly said by Dr Mahathir is useless

Posted in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh.




One response

5 05 2011

It is indeed good news.

However, we shall see whether this could be just an election fever.

Did the PM, DS Najib, say anything regarding this? Any comment from the Education Minister?

I really hope that this is a piece of good news, not just another political gimmick. We all know how DS Najib performed after he was critisized by the Malay NGO when he announced his “Dasar Liberalisasi” and “MBE”

Remember the last Perhimpunan Agung UMNO (PAU), DS Najib and his fiery speech?

After the speeches in the Malay NGO and PAU, what has happened since? Or speeches just remain speeches to “cool” thing down?

I just hope that this “1School” news is really a good news that we can look forward to, not just another “election bait”

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