Yesterday the Star reported that a student blogger revealed in her blog that her classmates were copying during exam. Teachers were aware of this cheating but did nothing. The school authorities hauled up the student blogger after parents of the cheats complained about their little spoilt darlings' being named. REALLY, DO WE HAVE THESE BREED OF PARENTS TODAY. In my time I would have had a hiding of my life from my mum and my dad.....yes siree, both.....and that is after the HM had rotan-ed me. If there exists such shameless parents, they should be sent for another round of adult-education. They are an insult to parenthood. The student blogger was ordered to bring down her postings. The government is having a field day......instilling the fear factor against independent thinking and freedom of expression. No wonder crime is exploding around us. I hope this student-blogger's parents will stand by her . Whoever you are, your child is now championing honesty. Stand firm BY HER.
As we get more details, we will reveal the name of the school. Stay around.Tony Yew's Can You See It has a post on this too.
A female King Scout blogger blogged about the scout movement. Evidently the scouting authorities did not like what she wrote. If she was revealing the truth, they could not stomach it. We will be receiving more details about this. However, it was reported that although she qualified and was picked for an international jamboree, she was told that she ain't going. AND WE GET SUCH BEHAVIOR FROM THE SCOUT MOVEMENT? Baden Powell would be turning somersault in his grave. However again, if she blogged untruths, she deserved what she got. Blogging is a very responsible function. Do not blog if you are going to use blogs to defame, spread false rumours or falsely run down somebody or something. We have not received certain details about this case, but as more information filters in, we will publish it. Stay close.
Although this has nothing to do with blogging, but as an ex-pedagogue, this bit of news deserve a comment: It seems that the Ministry of Education will not offer Bible Knowledge as an exam subject unless parents can get some 3000 candidates for this subject. AM I HEARING RIGHT? IS THIS ANOTHER VERSION OF KERIS WIELDING?
Following is an appeal published in the internet to get students to offer this subject or it will be abolished:
Just came back from a course organised by the education ministry (exam section). we were told to target at least 3,000 students to sit for SPM Bible Knowlege paper from next year onwards if we fail to do so, this subject will be abolished. Many years back, the education ministry threaten to close down chinese literature and tamil language. the ministry gave them targets too. the MCA & MIC stepped in. MCA helped by encouraging and challenging all chinese students to enroll for the said subject. the MIC bought books and distributed to the indians. both subjects are saved.
Things are supposed to be improving, so swore our Minister of Education. I just hope they will and there will be no discrimination in choices of subjects except subjects like the putting together of a C4 or the intricacies of urban guerrilla tactics or the ABCs of heroin manufacturing.