I recently went to the 'potential' school of my girl again, just to make another round of visit and want to make sure my girl does loves it. So, since last week, I was sick, and was given a day of medical leave, I utilised it to make this trip during school day, to see what happen on school days in the school.
Upon talking to the principal, she informed me that my girl's batch (born in 2009) MIGHT be the first batch of guinea to commence primary at the age of 6!! My first concern that strike me are 2 factors.
1) ARE THERE ENOUGH SCHOOL TO HOUSE THE STUDENTS?
2) ARE THERE ENOUGH TEACHERS?
Guess now the schools are taking in at least 40 people in a class (referring to Chinese based) and with a double entry of school going kids, are we ready in 2 years time? The principal did not give me any comfort answer but even rub it in to say they don't know what going on too.
In addition, that year of graduates will have to be more competitive as there will be double batch of students entering uni when completion of the schools! Are we having sufficient preparation for those 12 years to come?
Haiz.. how can our Education system changes without further planning? In 2 years time, they want to roll in more students, but I don't see schools and teachers sprouting. Already they are in the situation of insufficient teachers, and now to handle double batch at different age?
Guess, I got to quit to go into teaching.. maybe I should start now to see any Chinese Primary school want to take me in to teach, and then by my girl entering Primary, they have 1 more teacher. Anyone want to join me?
I hope the recent announcement of the new Education blue print is already given best of thoughts and not acting just for the sake of staying in power!! I am tired of being a guinea pig, since I am the last batch of UPSR (7As requirement) and PMR (First batch)!! and now, my girl's turn!!!