Sunday, June 08, 2008

Malaysian Schools Lack Basic Utilities

It was shocking to learn that one-third of a total 9,806 schools in Malaysia lacked water and electricity. That worked out to 3,268 schools. Can you imagine that your children do not have basic facilities in the toilet.

The Deputy Education Minister, Razali Ismail, was quoted saying that a four year development plan would put all this basic facilities into the 3,268 schools. The cost of related upgrades for schools is around RM1.15 billion (US$482 million).

But the government found that sending an astronaut up to space was more beneficial for the students. The goverment was more concerned of setting up a space industry. This is the reason why many criticised the space programme. Wastage of money for non-importance project over important and urgent developments.

Come on, the children's basic and early education foundation is far far far more important and with proper education, children would get to learn about space and its related space industry in time to come. Somehow such politician cum minister has myopic hindsight on the future and this would hamper the nation's future.

With almost anything in this world costing more than usual, ain't proper basic utilities be given priority before anything else. You call this a government that cares for its citizens??????

Reading: Shocking state of some schools in Malaysia - Today Online
Tags: Malaysian School, Water, Electricity, School



Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

Now the astronaut is doing a roadshow around Malaysia.

09 June, 2008 08:20  
Blogger elezend said...

Government only care about the reputation of the country and not the students @.@

09 June, 2008 11:19  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

the astronauts are being manipulated. they were even brought around the country during the election campaign period.

09 June, 2008 12:10  
Blogger acura said...

Do you notice that the number of students scoring straight A's are ever increasing? It gives the impression that our system is working but who are they trying to kid?

It's time we stick to a system for our education here. The future generation's education is something too valuable for us to politicise.

10 June, 2008 01:47  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

Politicians will always try to gain mileage at the expense of the common folks. Young students who thought they were going places will face the reality when they finishes their secondary schools.

10 June, 2008 10:26  

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