Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the Deputy Prime Minister holds the role of the Education Minister as well.
In his latest statement, he said that the revised school-based assessment system will reduce teachers’ burden. He commented this as a response to complaints by teachers that the school-based assessment system or SBA required a lot of work.
So by revising the SBA, the Education Ministry aims to reduce the burden of the teachers by 80% as they no longer need to key in data online. The revised system will start in April 1 which will see a major change in the education system of Malaysia. In fact, Muhyiddin said that it should reduce the workload by ‘70 to 80%, if not 100%’.
Any right-thinking Malaysian will testify that the education system is really in need of a change or if that is not possible, perhaps the minister should be changed.
The truth is, the revising of the SBA should be to IMPROVE the students’ performance and should have nothing to do with the teacher’s workload.
Such an announcement is made only to make the teachers happy.
Does the minister know what he is talking about? There are some questions that need to be answered here.
Where did he get the 80% figure from? Is reducing the workload of teachers by 100% going to make students more competitive and better?
The way things are heading, it seems that the Education Minister is totally ignorant about the type of system being run in Malaysia and is more interested in scoring political points than improving the quality of education.