09 Apr '12, 8am

Our schools are better than those in the USA, UK, and Germany? — Wan Saiful Wan Jan (TMI)

— Wan Saiful Wan Jan The Malaysian Insider Apr 09, 2012 APRIL 9 — In his speech closing the National Higher Education Carnival 2012 on March 31, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed that Malaysia was ranked 14th globally for the quality of our education system. He added that this means our younger generation is receiving a better quality of education compared to those in America, the United Kingdom and Germany. The ranking that Muhyiddin, who is also the education minister, quoted was from the Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It is just one of 111 indicators — each of which can individually be turned into rankings — that the WEF used to calculate our country’s competitiveness. In fact, the ranking is not for the overall quality of our education system. Rather, we were 14th globally only for our higher ed...

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