I don’t care if the authorities read this. In fact – I want them to read this and by thunder – they had better read this!
This is my son’s typical school going day. Mind you – he is in the afternoon session.
7:30am – arrive in school for co-curriculum activities
9:30am – end of co-curriculum activity
Stay back in school
10:30am – another activity
11:30am – end of activity
Stay back in school to wait for afternoon session to begin. School is over at 6:45pm. Gets back home after 7pm. Eats dinner, then homework time.
On some “less stressful school day”, it’s like:
8:45am – arrive in school for co-curriculum activity
10:00am – end of co-curriculum activity
Pick him up from school & head for home
12:30pm – send him back to school again
Hello Hello! See what’s wrong here. Either the authorities think we parents have nothing better to do but to ferry our children to school MORE THAN TWICE a day or the authorities are trying to turn our children into zombies with mental problems!
Can’t the authorities just stick with a SINGLE DAY SESSION that starts at 7:30am and ends at 3:00pm? That way the poor child has time to rest & unwind in a park or something. Then have a stress-free dinner and complete homework without falling asleep!
If this is their version of WORK SMART – then all is lost for the future generation.
And I recently heard that Malaysia will recruit 500 U.S. English teachers to teach in Malaysian schools. The objective: equip Malaysian children with English skills so they can compete at international level.
Duhhhh — stick with Math & Science in English and you can do better. Not too long ago, Math and Science were taught in English. Now it’s back to Bahasa Malaysia. Now U.S. teachers with their FAVOR, LABOR, TRAVELING and maybe SMS-speak.
Hmmmm… what’s next I wonder?