Let pupils en­joy learn­ing

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPEAK UP -

THE Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion is in­creas­ing the stress lev­els of UPSR pupils who are ba­si­cally chil­dren who should en­joy the learn­ing process.

The plan to im­ple­ment 90 as the cut-off mark for an “A” is un­fair. Even higher over­seas ex­ams like A Lev­els keep 80 as the cut-off mark.

These are kids who want to be mo­ti­vated by study­ing. The ques­tion that arises is that the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry should im­ple­ment poli­cies pru­dently and not change them as and when it wants to.

We can en­sure both the well­be­ing of pupils and aca­demic ex­cel­lence by fol­low­ing proper guide­lines and con­sult­ing ed­u­ca­tion­ists, par­ents and child psy­chol­o­gists.

I am a doc­tor and coun­selling is part of my job. I am al­ready see­ing stressed up kids go­ing to the ex­treme to achieve aca­demic ex­cel­lence.

Please be rea­son­able so that chil­dren can en­joy their ed­u­ca­tion and not be­come men­tally un­sta­ble and anx­ious in­di­vid­u­als at such a young age.

I urge the min­istry’s of­fi­cials to em­pathise with these poor kids. Dr Ran­jit Singh Ipoh

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