She has left this Old-Fashioned and Fixed-with-stupid-idiotic-syllabus SMJK to Dalat, a somehow famous and rich international school on the island. Regardless of the extremely high cost school fees, she made up her mind to give it a try, for “education freedom”, I shall say. Some told me this and some debated that; I am apparently ignorant of the various nesses of both, losing a discernment to pick the true path.
I started to like Int school syllabus ever since a chance to glance at Uplands Int School Biology text book. It certainly ROCKS! the explanations about scientific terms are direct and clear. They cover most of the questions you may come out with, aren’t like our… haiz… But of course, it costs around a hundred bucks per piece. *Choke* Meanwhile, the education in international schools seems to be more systematic than locals. Min said that the sequences of the topics especially in science subjects are well arranged, this allows students to understand things easier.
Not forgetting to pity the Business class students in locals for studying accounts in Malay. They have to suffer when the language in teaching switch suddenly from Malay to English when they further their studies in universities. Brother nagged that even form 6 business class does not have a proper Malay perdagangan reference book.
Back to the point, the most important thing that blinks most of the local students is the wholesome to not having Moral exams! Hooray! I mean.. Come on! How the stupid hell on earth the government is trying to test our moral values on a piece of high quality paper? Saving trees?? The first moral definition does make me cry. “Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan”? Free thinkers believe in themselves and they need no guide from a high school text book, okay…? I’ll do well in my life.
The sickness of transferring from SMJK is back, I guess… I mean… I don’t know! Tried asking for opinions from the adults, especially an admirable English teacher in school, Mr. Jason. At first he promoted local education as it is at least better than some "Mundur" countries, then he advised us that education does not only include what of those knowledge obtained from the book, it also relates to one’s personal thinking and behavior. He criticized that some high certified graduators would easily lose his job to a street-smart due to his failure to express and perform himself well in a job interview. He spent some time talking about this but I couldn’t really get the point. I assumed that he was trying to tell me that it does not really makes much different to study in locals and internationals. “But of course, if you pay more you get better education.” –Last sentence from him. I hope I did not misinterpreted his talk. Was he trying to say that ‘rich students can go int schools very good; poor students just stay here LA no problem.’ Like that AR??
So, what’s the conclusion..?