Thursday, September 28, 2006

Chinese Education Forum

I've just written on the Storm Brewing on Vernacular Education. Now's your turn to give your views on the same issue, well, besides putting down your comments on this blog. :)

There's a Mandarin forum tonight on the Chinese education with the following details:
"Hishamuddin Vs Ong Tee Keat: Chinese Education in Crisis"

Date: 28 September 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Venue: The KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
No. 1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur
The Speakers include:
  • Dato' Bong Hon Liong, President of the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
  • Mr. Chew Seh Yong, Vice President of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia
  • YB Chong Eng, MP for Bukit Mertajam
  • YB Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader
Attendance is free but be early to book your seats to avoid another mad rush like the NEP forum :)

I had the privilege of hearing some of the latest poll statistics as at the end of June 2006 conducted by Merdeka Centre recently. There appears to be major contrasts in perception on the Government's handling of the Education policy among the 3 major ethnic groups. The Malays and the Indians gave fairly good ratings to the government with "strong approval" ratings in excess of 60%. On the other hand the Chinese respondents gave only a 4% response for "strong approval". And this was before the recent storm over vernacular education.

I believe the Government will do well to pay heed to the disgruntlement faced by the Chinese community.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

building schools for children basic education also so problematic..then how to talk more about training growing m'sians to be more work-ready to be employable anywhere in the expanding globalised world?

pple in developed c'tries are already talking about how to be more competitive and here there are still disagreements and can't seem to agree on how to become more just enough educated and above average competent..sigh :(

..still inspired mere?