|Syed Zahar ([email protected])|
|Tuesday, 03 July 2012 13:08|
I was fortunate enough to have gone to six different schools (not including colleges) during my youth so I can say that I’ve been exposed to quite a variety of education systems, namely in Japan, UK, US and Malaysia. Co-eds, boys’ schools, public schools, private schools, international schools, those with uniforms and those without – I’ve gone through all these formal educational settings. However, there’s another variety which I didn’t experience – though I wish I did – and that is the vernacular school.
The reason why I wish I had ‘tried out’ the SR(J)K is none other than to find out what actually goes on in this type of school. In other words, I want to check out its system to find out for myself how different it is from the regular Malaysian public schools (SRKs and SMKs). I’m thinking – how different can it be? Aside from the language the lessons are taught in and being a minority (something I’m already used too anyway) all the students in vernacular schools study for the same exams anyway (PMR and SPM).
* The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the writer.