As a former teacher I very much want to see us take the uphill task of bettering our education system which has taken a beating and a downward slide.
South Korea’s former education minister is among foreign experts who have given the thumbs up to Malaysia’s new education blueprint, to be unveiled tomorrow.
Speaking to reporters, Byong-Man Ahn said the reform plan is beyond anything his country has ever attempted.
"I confess that I very (much) envy what your country is doing now. The project is very huge and very detailed. We have never done that in Korea before," he said.
Will I be uncharitable if I volunteer that this and other experts are somebody who is a foreigner, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives.
Is this another load of “sound and fury signifying nothing?”
The intent is there, but implementation is lacking. The plans and the policies that are set out on paper and powerpoint’s glitzy presentations are generally in the right direction but where we have been less successful is being able to drive through the implementation. We hope that there will be better policy-making and hope to see projects implemented. We have lots of information that can be used for the implementation of projects.
Haven’t we grown accustomed to these over 5 decades?
Prior to 2008 I remember Badawi said: “We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.” Ethics….what animal is that?
Management manages by making decisions and by seeing that those decisions are implemented.
We must lead in a different way... We must have active leaders, who gives strong direction and works with the government for its implementation. That is asking too much, no?
Did not Thomas Edison remind us that “The value of an idea lies in the USING of it.”
General consensus is that they will not find the time nor the inclination to implement….they just want your votes!
Consider the recent hoha about history to kickstart patriotism? Get rid of the hate machinery – Perkasa and BTN. Until the people are united as Malaysians, self preservation and actualization are more urgent. Like I have many times said in my postings: I will lay down my life for the country but not for this present government!
Patriots, to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact…..I remember this but forget who said this.
So are we to be moved by these inspirational lies thrown at us?
Will these EVER be implmented?which can neverreduced to p