Should a pass in the English language be made compulsory for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Certificate?
Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin threw this question to the public to discuss, and for the government to obtain feedback.
Muhyiddin's concern is that many rural students would fail the SPM if English was made a compulsory subject to pass.
A teacher once told me that the passing mark for SPM additional math can be as low as 9/100. Lulu was like, are you sure. She said, yes. At the marking point, examiners tend to be very "generous" and then the ministry sets a lower passing rate [and also the 1A points] to help make it look like our education system in Malaysia is such a success.
That is the sad state of the marking scheme of our government exams. Students who have consistently failed subjects throughout their form 4&5 miraculously pass their exams thanks to the marking scheme
Lulu wonders whats the point of making it compulsory to pass as teachers would be more charitable in the marking, and the ministry very generous in their cut-off point.
also read what foreign universities think of our strings of A's [link] and what lecturers do at local university and colleges [link].