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Luqman’s Dyslexia Weblog: ‘Unfair to evaluate simply on Pisa’


Training Consultants in Malaysia should assume the Malaysians are a silly lot of people that will imagine every little thing they are saying. 

Listed below are
extracts from our New Straits Instances dated January 24, 2024 and my feedback.

Training consultants mentioned it’s unfair to completely choose the
requirements of the nation’s schooling system based mostly on decrease scores within the
Programme for Worldwide Pupil Evaluation (Pisa).

“The success of our schooling system will not be decided
simply by Pisa,” mentioned Nationwide Council of Professors (MPN) president
Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Raduan Che Rose.

My remark:

We now have executed
away with the first 6 examination and Kind 3 (Yr 9) and hundreds of scholars
go away faculty as illiterates after their Kind 5 (Yr 11) examination. Our
Professor Raduan Che Rose has the audacity to say our schooling system will not be
decided simply by PISA.

I believed, by evaluating
outcomes internationally, coverage makers and educators in Malaysia can study from
different international locations’ insurance policies and practices.

“We now have to take a look at developments in different areas, reminiscent of
topics aside from Science, Arithmetic and English, scholar growth,
curricular actions and academic aspirations, which the rating doesn’t
cowl,” he mentioned, referring to Pisa’s analysis of solely Science,
Arithmetic and English.

My remark:

Oops! They
forgot spiritual research and Arabic. These folks should assume all Malaysians are

“So we needs to be extra centered in our methods —
significantly in how we will bounce again the educational loss, which occurred throughout
the pandemic.”

My remark:

Once more, these
individuals are attempting to con the Malaysian residents into believing that the
pandemic didn’t have an effect on the neighbouring international locations. How do they clarify the
dismal failures within the PISA exams in 2015 and 2012?

Dr Anuar Ahmad from the Centre of Group Training and
Wellbeing at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia echoed Raduan’s concern.

When requested in regards to the root reason behind the decline in schooling,
Anuar recognized long-standing and unresolved points throughout the schooling

My remark:

I made
a number of feedback on Anuar Ahmad’s Fb web page and he didn’t reply my
questions. I found at present that I can’t entry his account on Fb.
As a substitute of answering my questions he blocks me on Fb as a result of I ask
questions that he nor College Kebangsaan Malaysia can reply. For these ,
please take a look at my publish on
Anuar and PISA.

In the meantime, Professor Tan Sri Dr T. Marimuthu agreed on
reviewing the capability for academics within the workforce.

Nevertheless, Marimuthu mentioned the basis reason behind the deterioration
within the nation’s schooling high quality should be investigated from each angle.

My remark:

I researched
why many youngsters can learn in Malay and Hanyu Pinyin however not in English and
revealed a ebook detailing the causes along with corroborative proof. I
despatched copies to Dr. Mahathir and his daughter Marina Mahathir in 2018. I didn’t
even get a reply. Chances are you’ll get a duplicate of Shut Down Children and query me or
recommend another causes why youngsters shut down/disengage from studying to learn in

In January
2023, I learn a newspaper article which said that our Training Minister Puan
Fadhlina Sidek needs to cut back youngsters requiring intervention. I wrote an e mail and
Tweeted her a number of instances to no avail. LINK


this in regards to the high quality of studying or what’s being realized? Or is it about
educating, or how our college students are taught? Or is it each?

My Remark:

In fact it
is in regards to the high quality of educating. I’ve additionally talked about about my ebook, Educate Your Youngster to Learn, to Anuar
Ahmad, Dr. Maszlee Malik, Puan Fadhlina Sidek and plenty of others. This ebook
contains all of the instruments accessible to get a child to learn. There was no
curiosity proven by Malaysians whereas it’s common abroad. How will we scale back
illiteracy with such lackadaisical attitudes from our educators?

For these new to my weblog, please learn my publish on my speculation  on why Singapore is #1 abandoning Malaysia at quantity 51. LINK, LINK and LINK

Notice: I’m copy pasting the next because it disappeared from the Web once I was looking for it earlier this morning.



Don Wee, Chua Chu Kang GRC


To ask the Minister for Training in every of the final three years,
what number of youngsters have been identified with dyslexia on the pre-school,
main and secondary ranges respectively.


1. In
protecting with worldwide observe, we don’t diagnose for dyslexia at
pre-school. As a substitute, through the pre-school years, we concentrate on
supporting pre-schoolers’ rising studying wants fairly than testing
them for studying disabilities.

2. At
Main One, all college students are screened in order that these with weak language
and literacy expertise obtain early intervention via the Studying
Help Programme (LSP). Dyslexia usually exhibits up as difficulties in
studying regardless of satisfactory language publicity and good studying instruction.
Therefore these whose literacy difficulties persist regardless of LSP obtain
additional screening for dyslexia identification.

3. Primarily based
on 2016 to 2019 knowledge, about 3.5% of Main 3 college students have been reported as
having dyslexia. In Secondary 1, about a further 1% of the cohort
have been reported with dyslexia. The proportion of scholars with dyslexia in
Singapore is throughout the worldwide prevalence of between 3% and 10%.

4. As
dyslexia ranges from delicate to extreme, the kind of help supplied
will depend on the coed’s degree of want. We now have a spread of school-based
programmes and help, in addition to MOE-subsidised remediation by the
Dyslexia Affiliation of Singapore (DAS).


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