Mar 11, 2010

Parent Expectation.... straight A

SPM result is just out. Parent are as anxious as well as the candidate themself. They expect their child to score straight A if not excellent. Sending them to the best university.

Recently i happen to meet my old schoolmate. She teachs PP, what is PP? Shyly i as her.. I suppose this is the jargon they use in school. I am not in teaching profession so I pose her few challenging question related to teaching as well as her expectation from her student. Not to test her intelligency but just to get her personnel opinion on matters that often roam in my mind.

Question 1. If a student score a borderline in PMR, (not so good result but selected to science stream). Is it a wise move for the student to go to science stream? Why should't the student just opt for art stream? It hard for her to give an answer. Off course there are some sense in her answer. But as i believe this is a subjective question. And the debate keep continue between us.

No doubt our longest serving former Prime Minister is a Medical doctor but how many other minister are from science stream? You know better. Those who success in business, what stream are there in scholol? You become a doctor, you do a very noble job but do you know how hard it is when there is not enough doctor to serve the rakyat.

Art stream, become economist as a governor of Bank Negara. Also a very noble job. Manage the country economy with the help of many economist. CEO of Performance Management and Delivery unit (Pemandu) monitoring the implementation of KPI, not a scientist but B Soc Sc in Development studies and Management now managing the ministers KPI.

There are many question we debate but we enjoy ourself after for so many year didn't meet each other. .

But at the end of the day we bot agreed to the conclusion that either one doen not matter. What matter most nowaday is seccess in life. Success means financially dependent. no hutang dari Along.

I Know for sure there someone up there don't agree. No parent will sent thier kid to art stream if they score straight A in there PMR right? whatever just drop your opinion.


Coffee Girl said...

At the end of the day, it's the kid's decision. however to make him make the right one, the parents needn't be so pushy, but guide and encourage the kids to learn to make their own decisions. after all, the kids know their ability better.

Jay said...

Coffee Girl;
When choosing courses for tertiary education, parent should give as much infomation and alternative, advice and guidance so that they can make the right decision according their interest. But some parent are very rigid.

Ocean Girl said...

I do not agree that only good results students go to science stream. Everyone should be allowed to learn as much science as possible. The arts stream subjects, I feel you can pick up later.

Adopt learning attitude and do it while you brain can absorb as much as possible. Do not study just on how to sit for exams and get straight As. Learn to think and use your brain.

That is how I feel.

Krisno said...

Hehehe..last i was not so good in SPM, Learn Art after that....then photograhy...

Jay said...

Ocean girl;
You are right but our education system don't allow that.

Most important we enjoy what we are doing. self satisfaction..

C.Alv.B said...

Whatever results they encourage them..parents should understand what their kids need.. after all only them know what they'll become

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