Yesterday, I talked about Singapore refusing the landing of AirAsia and why Malaysia is doing a lot of similar stuffs. Today I want to talk our our education and universities, in relation to Singapore.
Our government complaints that many of our knowledge workers (engineers, doctors, etc.) don’t want to serve in our own country but prefer to stay overseas. They say these people should be more patriotic.
Our government also complaint that we are lack of knowledge workers. While at the same time there are many graduates that can’t find a job.
The most STUPID mistake that our IGNORANT government is doing in EDUCATION -
Our government spend a lot of money providing FREE primary and secondary education us. That is 6 years of primary school, 5 years or secondary school and 2 years more if they take form 6, total to 13 years! 13 years or FREE EDUCATION and TRAINING!
Let’s take my school as an example. I study in Sam Tet, Ipoh which is considered one of the good school. In 1997 when I finished my SPM, there were 18 students getting 8As and above (maximum 10As only at that time).
6 of the 18 are now exported to Singapore. Singapore gives them full scholarship, let them choose the exact course they want to study and give them Singapore PR few months before they graduate! You don’t even need to apply for the PR! (some of them went after form 6, some of them went immediately after SPM to Junior College)
Malaysia trains these smart students for 13 years. Singapore train them for 4 years ONLY and have them work for Singapore for the next 30 years.
Who is smarter? Malaysia or Singapore?
Why they want to ‘selfishly’ go to Singapore and don’t want to serve our own country?
1. Singapore give them scholarship so they don’t need to worry about money. They don’t need to worry that PTPTN will reject his loan.
2. Singapore give them the exact course they want so they don’t need to worry that they can’t get into the course they want in Malaysia.
3. Although Singapore has only 2 universities, both of them are far better than ANY one in Malaysia. UKM is currently bragging that they are the Top 200 Universities in the word, ranked #185 ahead of UM #192. Singapore only have 2 universities and they ranked as follow – NUS (National University of Singapore) #19, NTU (Nanyang Technological University) #61. Anything for the Malaysians to be proud of?
But the primary reasons are still #1 and #2, the UNCERTAINTY that the Malaysia government is giving to these SMART BRAINS. They are worried about the future and they need to plan for their future too. If Singapore can give them the promise and certainty, why would they want to take the RISK of rejection from their own beloved country Malaysia? (How hurt does it feel when your own country doesn’t appreciate you?)
Every year we have a lot of STPM straight A students complain that they cannot get into Medicine (doctor). The Goverment says that if they allow all straight A students to go into Medicine, then other student with poorer results will not be able to get into medicine.
Well getting straight A means they are the BEST students with the BEST brain and medicine is usually consider the BEST course (and tough to study!). What sense does it make when the BEST STPM students are not GUARANTEED by the government to take the BEST course? Then what is the point of having the exam at the first place?
These BEST brains are the one who will be contributing the most to the country when fully utilized. They represent the future of Malaysia and they deserve the TOP attention. They should be given the VETO power to choose whatever course they want and not by a randomly picked-by-luck system. Keep the picked-by-luck system for your ordinary students, why RISK losing your BEST BRAINS?
Imagine what are the benefits we are getting by just focusing on keeping our BEST BRAINS from being stolen by Singapore! It won’t break the quota system even slightly because we are talking about the Top 1% people only. Apply the quota system to ordinary students like me! Put me and soufulow on the quota system, don’t RISK our BEST BRAINS! Just risk me!