Monday, October 5, 2009

A+ is what?

Hey guys, what's up. (ceiling). Yeah ok, so you all must have read the newspaper that the Education Department has prepared/set up a new grading students for the SPM students? (Don't tell me you don't know what's going on in your own country?)

Okay.......................

Previous Grade System Latest Grade System (2009)

A+
1A A
2A A-
3B B+
4B B
5C C+
6C C
7D D
8E E
9G G

See any differences? Its just an extra A, and the numbers beside the grades are gone while the latest one shows A,A+,A-,B+,B-,C+,C-,D,E,G. That's it.

You see, we all know, ever since Maths and Science will be taught back to Bahasa Malaysia, first thing pops in our mind is...

"Our education system is screwed. We're going back square one."

Trust me, I bet with you that more than 80% of Malaysians think that way. Those who didn't think this way are 'very bright'. :D

So, Education Department boys have been cracking their heads to think a brand new idea to convince people that they didn't screw things up by reversing Maths and Science to Malay language. So, again they thought of a brilliant plan.......

Add another A, an A+

Oh it sounds nice, but when they lay out their plan on newspaper, they got your mama and papa and you yourself thinking

"What's the difference?"

"I don't understand."

"Where's the explaination?"

"Does it make education better?"

and so on.

And I thought...

"Are they trying to put on a show?"

What I'm trying to say is, it will be BETTER if the person in charge of this brilliant idea EXPLAIN BLACK AND WHITE about this whole new system. That would make us not confuse with ourselves.

Or maybe, the Education Department, they themselves are confuse and blur about their own plan? They say that all school's principals will explain this whole new grade system to students, but today Pn.Halimah has yet to mention to us about this. I wonder whether she understands this whole thing or maybe wasn't explained clearly about this new grade system.

So here's a imaginative scenario between big guy and my principal.

Muhyiddin : "Hello, Pn. Halimah, just to tell ya we'll be adding an extra A+ and the previous grades will be gone and replaced with plus and minuses. Have a g'day" *hangs up*

Pn. Halimah : *O.o*"..........erm, okay...."