One School For All Revisited.
This phenomenon has just gone through the first month of its conception. A baby takes nine months before birth. Nevertheless the proponents of One School For All has taken their first brave step. The first step to true national integration through education.
Some say 1school will never get off the ground. Another feels that the seed is already in the soil and it will take a while before it sprouts its first branch.
Most of us believe that this seedling will grow into a luscious, fruitful, shady and bounteous garden in the desert. The prophets of doom foretell that it will grow into poisonous ivy bushes.
We haven’t heard what the various NGOs of the teaching professions say. We want to hear what the teachers of our children say.
We haven’t heard too what the national PIBG say. PIBGs are partners of the education system in looking after the holistic growth of our children. Surely they have something to share with us.
The various student bodies are still quiet on the subject. They are the products of our education system. Surely they know what is wanting if they find themselves not marketable. Or were they not holistically developed that they do not know what they are there in the society for?
National education and how it is carried out touches these NGOs to the core. Surely they are aware that the 52 years old education system is so lethargic that, it has failed miserably as far as the national integration is concerned.
Surely parents are aware that the government is prone to take the easy way out when faced with the question of national integration and the problems of the education system.
Surely we are all beginning to be aware that our MOE is turning out to be a new broom that fails to sweep clean? He is prone to miss who’s on his left while attending those on his right.
Since such is the case, let’s join with Demi Negara in its calls for a national referendum on vernacular schools.
Since such is the case, read too JMD, Mat Cendana, SatD and OnDaStreet, all bloggers of repute.