Friday, October 26, 2007

"Malaysia's Education System Proved To Be Among World's Best," Says Najib. Is This Really True?

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein's election to Unesco's executive board with the highest number of votes proves that Malaysia's education system is among the world's best. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this to Malaysian journalists at the end of his four-day visit to France before leaving for home via London.

He said Hishammuddin was the right candidate for the seat and his election lifted the country's image. It would also enable Malaysia to give greater contributions to the development of education system elsewhere, he said.

"I am very proud with this achievement. It proves that we have good products that have been recognised at the Unesco-level and the world," he said.

Malaysia was elected to Unesco's executive board after receiving 147 votes in the Asia-Pacific group at the organisation's 34th general conference here yesterday. Five other countries in the group elected were South Korea (139 votes), the Philippines (137), Sri Lanka (130), Mongolia (130) and Pakistan (106), out of nine contesting countries.

Hishammuddin was an early favourite among Unesco member countries now numbering 193.

Najib said that through Malaysia's election, the country would be able export the "winning formula" of its education system to other countries. He also expressed confidence in Hishammuddin and said that the education minister would be able to cooperate with his Unesco colleagues and uplift the country's image further throughout his 2008-2011 term.

Asked on urgent issues that need to be dealt with by Unesco, Najib said: "Ensuring education for all". "I see this as the most crucial because there are countries where only 30 per cent of their children go to school. If that is the case, the countries will face a bleak future and many serious problems," he said.

Najib said the successful Unesco bid capped a series of sterling achievements by Malaysia in a matter of days.

It started with the return of the country's first spaceman, Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, from the International Space Station to earth on Sunday followed by the launch of Malaysia's first submarine in Cherbourg, France, on Tuesday.

"Praise be to God, Malaysia achieved three big feats in a short period of time," he said. (Bernama)

***** Oh boy! That's a whole load of hype with a capital 'H'. What has
Hishammuddin's election success got to do with our education system? At best it shows that we have very 'generous' lobbying skills. And Najib wants to export the "winning formula" of our education system to other countries! Does this mean that the minorities of some foreign lands are going to get the short end of the stick as is happening here?

Perhaps in the excitement of seeing his cousin winning the Unesco bid, the DPM got overwhelmed and spoke without thinking? No country should condemn half their citizens to fight for morsels while the other half enjoy the fruits of everyone's hard work. No other nation should impose such unfair and unjust rules which allow the undeserving to leisurely walk into their varsities while the straight-A achievers watch from the sidelines empty-handed.

To Unesco members, go ahead and elect our education ministers for life terms at Unesco if you wish, but please don't ever import or copy our system of educational apartheid. Your citizens deserve better.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most certainly untrue.
The Malaysian education system is mediocre and racially biased right from primary school to university.
Apart from this apartheid, the education system is formulated more as a brainwashing propaganda programme, teaching students not to think for themselves, but to follow their leaders without question. The existence of a 'master race' who do not require academic excellence to enter university, etc., ad nausea, is keeping our young people from excelling. The fortunate few, including the off springs of the mega rich (corrupt?) BN politicians invariable go overseas for their education. The rest have no choice but to suffer the education system in Malaysia which provides quantity but certainly not quality.

UNESCO will have followed a red herring in electing a useless member in the from of the racial fanatic Kris thrusting(Kris)-Hishamuddin.

Najib is talking through his rectum as per usual, he should be totally ignored at UNESCO.

12:29 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the demented minds of the umno ministers, including the PM, the Malaysian education system has made possible the ascent to space of its first cosmonut. Hence our education system is far superior to those of Singapore, Finland, Japan ect which cannot produce a single astronaut!

12:35 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that he is talking through his rectum. If it is so damn good, why sent his two daughters to the USA for education. See the double -standards and the hypocrisy of their public talks. On the other hand, he might be right. Our education is so damn good, it is producing Mat Rempits, handbag snatchers, drug addicts and white collar criminals by the hundreds. I cannot help but make an informed and truthful verdict that some of our political leaders must be suffering from some mental sicknesses that made them compulsive liars in public. Best in the world? Haven't they forgotten that the ranking in the world of our universities failed to make the mark? They either are suffering from parkingson disease or just believe in their own liars. Either way, they are believing in their own liars. Sickies.

Uneducated Donkey

4:19 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Krismuddin elected to the UNESCO Board? Or did he manage to buy his way in. Did Najis have a hand in buying the votes for his cousin, just like he bought a place into space for our Bolehnot. Whatever, I want to puke!


9:09 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

export our education system? yup, all are welcome but be forewarned. copy at your own risk and do have a look at malaysia's records on the universities standards, which have been in steep descend before you copy.

11:53 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B U L L S H I T !!!!!!

Everytime a new minister takes over he changes the system hoping to leave his own mark on the educational system.

Children learn to get the papers without knowing how to use their brain properly.

Our universities never make the mark.

Maybe compared to Africa and some developing countries our system is ok but 'Among World's Best'. Come one .......

8:31 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Paula said...

Our education system has been damaged badly by corrupted politicians with personal interests. Every major decision in the education sector has RM written all over it. Implentation of projects rarely go right.

World's Best?!! Who is Najib kidding?There are more than 10% children in Malaysian schools who cant read and write efficiently, from std 1 to std 6, and our "world std" education system doesn't even cater to assist these children.

12:15 AM GMT+8  

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