JSC exams and a few questions
I am not writing this to spark a debate on our newly proposed education policy, rather to look at the recently introduced JSC examination system which provides scholarships to students who excel in these exams. A nagging question remains as to how these students are up to the mark on an international standard given the quality of our education assessment system, where memorizing gets the prominence and the chance to explore, nurture and flourish new ideas, learning topics in an interactive way are aspects our policymakers are yet to take account of.
It's a common trend to gulp up notes, and giving away your laboratory notebook to a professional artist who will draw all the diagrams you are supposed to draw and present you with the copy.
I hope the authorities concerned, instead of taking pride over 93% pass rate, should undertake a massive overhaul of the education system; otherwise we are going to lag behind in achieving the dream of a developed nation.