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Our Form Five students cannot read, write and count

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8% NS trainees cannot read and write is not a big surprise to me.

I personally knew a Chinese guy from KL who managed to pass SPM modern mathematics. My friend provided tuition to him a few months before his SPM, he was shock to discover a city student has almost zero foundation in mathematics. Many basic concepts like multiplication first, than addition or deduction later were not “taught” in his national primary school.

With 11-year education and passing three public examinations, and yet we still found 8% of young Malaysians cannot read and write.

How these people passed the public exams is another boleh and mysterious event.

Joint bid to eradicate illiteracy among National Service trainess

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 08:14:00

PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry will work with the Defence Ministry (Mindef) to identify the demographics of National Service (NS) trainees found to be illiterate during their stint.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the education minister, said the shocking revelation was serious and important, and the ministry was aware of a small number of illiterate Form Five students.

“We will identify where these students came […]