Not streaming upper secondary students a step in the right direction

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) would like to commend the Education Minister, Dr Maszlee Malik for introducing a more flexible education model for upper secondary students. We believe that with this new system, students will not feel that they are being pressured into certain career paths because they have been streamed after their PT3. …

Review Procedure For Admission Of Under 6 Year Olds To Standard 1

Children must have completed 6 years of age on 1st January of the year they are entering school. However, since 2003 an exception is given to children who are up to two weeks younger (born 2nd to 15 January) if they have reached the “mental and reading age” of 6 year olds. These 2-weeks younger children …

Malaysia’s Bullying Epidemic

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds the state of bullying in Malaysian schools to be very disturbing. The bullying phenomenon has reached a point where it can now be considered a social epidemic.

It would seem that if we do not find a way to tackle this problem immediately, our society is going to turn into a violent one.

However, as with all problems, before we can work towards eradicating it we must first determine the causes or the contributing factors of the problem.