Seriously, I am speaking from experience. I used to be in famous SMJK school back olden days. Being na´ve that time, heard good remarks that going into technical schools will guaranteed employability after graduate. When in, the teachers (some) and students sucks, this indirectly affect my motivation to be "hardworking". I am not superb student but at least I see myself average student when in SMJK.
Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki
The first term when we entered the technical school, all the Chinese still very motivated. All 7 of us managed to score top of the class. Then nightmare started when our class teacher retired and change new one. I must say this one is typical racist - he failed all 7 of us in BM paper thus seeing all 7 of us go down to the middle. I cannot accept the fact that all 7 of us failed BM papers all the terms for both Form 4 and Form 5. This has greatly affect my motivation to study hard b'coz no matter how hard you study, you will never be able to climb to the top.
On the other hand, our math teacher has to teach the basic again to those student who are weak in mathematic. As a result, the teacher was unable to complete the entire syllabus and has to rush through the last few chapter.
Luckily, I have achieved a good career path after graduate despite the failure.
Hence, I am of the opinion that parent should carefully select the right school with right attitude of learning. This is not kiasu or kiasi but just the external force would definitely mold someone.
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