When it comes to human life, I always thought of it as being in 3 main stages – childhood, adulthood and finally old age. However if one looks into these stages deeply, life is generally divided into 8 stages and each stage has its own unique characteristics. Photo by Josh Willink.
The sticky issue of vernacular schools is back again and this time riding on a dumb notion that students from the vernacular school are unable to master the national language Bahasa Malaysia and thus faces a bleak future. We have a high literacy rate in the world but we keep screwing up with silly experiments and dubious political intentions. Map source: Our World in Data
I guess when the country has run out of pressing issues to talk about, they will fall back on the dumb issues that touch on race and religion.
(Why teaching maths have to be so boring so says Conrad Wolfram who runs the worldwide arm of Wolfram Research, the mathematical lab behind the cutting-edge knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha. Image source: Wikipedia)
(SPM students with their results but is doing more subjects for the exams makes the student brilliant than others? Image source: http://pemudasarawak.wordpress.com)
When it comes to nation-building via the education system, racial and extreme religious bigotry have no place in it. However when it is institutionalised by the Government especially when it comes to exams, then it is a very bad decision and steps backwards. Image source: Daily Mail