I must say it's not the most accurate of interviews 'cos the text is heavily summarised, but overall, it provides a good quick picture of my 15 years of formal education ;-)
I was also asked on our local education system, with the answers as follows:
What is your view of the current education system?Check out the answers from the other DAP representatives - State Assemblyman for Sungai Pinang, Selangor - Teng Chang Kim and State Assemblywoman for Subang Jaya, Hannah Yeoh, or other interviewed reps here.
I believe the current policies emphasise quantity at the expense of quality.
The drive to have more universities, more university students, more PhD holders, etc, creates a lot of pressure and affects standards.
The quality of educators needs to be addressed to ensure that we provide good education.
What changes would you like to see in our education system?
I’d like to see educators receiving higher salaries. To get the best, you need to pay the best.
We need to attract the most suitable people to be teachers and lecturers. Educators should be hired based on merit, regardless of nationality, race and ideology.