These few days I am damn tiu reading all these complaints from parents about the exam being too easy. And then, some parties defended that it is due to the fact that the batch of students are learning Maths and Science in English for the first time. (They had learnt Sains dan Matematik in Bahasa Malaysia from Standard One till Six and then, doing them in English in Form One.)
I have all the PMR examination papers with me and got this to say:
1) The Mathematics papers come in TWO languages, Bahasa Malaysia and English. So, what excuse do they have about lowering the standard just so that the children can understand?
2) I know Chinese school students have major obstacles because many of their grasps of both English and Bahasa Malaysia are not good. So, condolences to those who opted to study Mandarin, listening to Mandarin songs, worshipping Jay Chou (LOL) and watching Astro Channel 31-34.
3) Have a thought for our whole nation. There are many poorer kids out there in the rural areas who do not have the opportunities like our city kids. They do not have the same kind of access like our children. They are less smarter than our city kids because of the environment, situations beyond their control. So let them have an easy exam, ok?
But you know what’s the real reason? Because stupid parents who pushed their kids to too much tuition, too much speculation of the exam papers, trying too hard to get ahead and what reward do they get? Frustrations. Padan muka. Shiok. Nyekk. (put left hand to right armpit and make pfffoot sounds) Because every Ali, Muthu and Ah Beng’s kids are going to get full As even without trying so hard like their Dicks.
As for me, I would say, why bother whether it is hard or easy? The kids are only 15 years old, for God’s sake. Let them enjoy life. So what if they get only 1 A or no As in PMR? It is how we lead them to be normal adults, with responsibilities, manners, considerations, understandings, trustworthy, religious foundations that is important. These can’t be measured with examinations. These will be the traits/pillars that hold up the country’s future.
F*ck the exams. Stop arguing whether it is easy or hard. It makes no difference. Stop wasting time analysing. If you have the money, pack your bag and send your kids to overseas. If you do not, just go with the flow in the country. It is not as if we are going to die if the exam papers are easy. Harrrlooowwww, wake up. Smell the flowers, sing a song. Who knows, one big earthquake happens and we are all dead.