View Full Version : Tuition - Is it a quest for better results, or just plain kiasu?

09-11-2005, 12:41 PM

More than 90% of urban children go for some sort of tuition

Private tuition centres can rake in between RM20,000 and RM50,000 a month

Tuition fees increase annually and parents forced to send because children are weak in class

Parents fork out anything between RM200 and RM2,000 fees for each child per month

Schoolteachers unable to focus on weak individuals because of large classes

An estimated 50% of teachers reportedly give tuition to earn extra

Malaysian education system’s emphasis on paper chase blamed

What the Education Ministry says
Teachers allowed to give tuition to improve students performance

They must get approval from school heads and Education Department to give tuition

Secondary school teacher M. Mahendran said those in the profession should be ethical when it comes to giving tuition.

“Teachers should first get permission from their state Education Department. And giving tuition should not interfere with their performance in school,” he said.

He added that teachers should not recruit students for their tuition classes from their own schools or pay commission to existing students to bring in new ones.

“I only do give tuition when parents approach me to teach their children, and I see this as a way to help the students,” he said.





Sad state of affairs. I doubt the ministry actually monitors how much time teachers spend on giving private tuition and whether it affects the teachers performance in their daily classes.

for me, there is something ethically wrong if teachers end up giving their own students paid tuiton.. sigh..

09-11-2005, 01:33 PM
For me, i think tuition is just pure crap. Those tuition make a killing just by teaching a few hours, and sometimes, during these few hours they teach very little things.

The child just don't understand what the textbook is saying. He needs someone to explain to him. If only all parents could spend sometime to read their children's textbook and explain to them, this problem is then solved.

18-11-2005, 01:56 PM

parents sending their kids for tuition, of course, hope to have better results for their kids. for kids, I think they can gain better understanding when they are put in the small group of tuition. I do agree that some of the tuition class really help to improve kids' results, but some not. My advice, pls send our kids to the quality tuitors.