The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Malaysian Education System

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According to the Oxford dictionary, an education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Exam conveys the meaning of a formal written, spoken or practical test, especially at school or college, to see how much you know about a subject, or what you can do. When these two words are associated together, it brings a whole new meaning which is, an education is valued or assessed by obliging the students taking exams. By referring to the title: Education System in Malaysia is Too Exam Orientated, it shows that the Malaysia’s education system is relying on only exams and this eventually indicates the engagement is either by learning and teaching an instruction given by teachers. According…show more content…
First and foremost is the issue of societal pressure. Since that the result is the sole indicator of the students, as well as the school ranking, the society have the misconception of “the more the number of As, the smarter is the person”. Furthermore, the students will only focus on the outcome of a subject that is taught, not the learning process itself. This will affect their skills, which is because they are unable to utilize their talents in their perspective fields. After all, the number of As in the exam slip is their ultimate…show more content…
For instance, PBS stands for Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah which is the assesessment that is used to replace UPSR examination in the primary schools whereas PT3 is Penilaian Tahap 3, replacing the PMR examination in the secondary schools. This approach will be based on the banding system, ranging from Band 1 to Band 6. An interesting fact on this system is it will be focus on the comprehensive assessment, where students will be tutored properly by the teachers to obtain Band 6 which is the highest band. (Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran, The Star, 29 Oct

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