Malaysia’s declining education performance had been a major concern among the parents and the people had long called for reforms in our education system so that our younger generation will be able to compete with the world when they grow up.
Perhaps, this recent viral issue would give emphasis of our increasingly lower standard of education and the lack of English proficiency.
Recently, an image of what appeared to be an English exercise book that was incorrectly marked by a teacher had resurfaced on social media with many blaming the Malaysian education system for producing such students and teachers.
Ingat ya. Some teachers don't have background in TESL. These teachers are sometimes INSTRUCTED to teach English because most schools have shortages. If you want someone to blame, blame the system. https://t.co/u1aUDGrwCQ— Najib Ismail (@najib_ismail) February 21, 2022
The image sparked a debate among netizens with many saying that school teachers with no experience in English are often forced to teach the subject due to lack of staff.
“If you want someone to blame, blame the system.” the netizen who reposted the tweet shared.
On the other hand, some users argued that all teachers should at least know basic English and such a mistake is not acceptable.
“There is no need for a TESL background for basic English like this. The root words are commonly used on our daily basis.” a netizen said.
Malaysia’s declining education system had been a long outstanding problem, but there is no political will from our leaders to carry out major reforms. This would undoubtedly have an impact on your country in the longer term.
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