I don’t like to write much about work. Yes, I’m lecturing in a private local uni. The state of education in Malaysia really is quite appalling. Granted, this is not only here but also a global problem.
Which makes me enjoy ALL the memories of my previous years of education. I look back from primary to post-grad and I have to say that overall, God really gave me the best experience a student can get. Not all were fun, not all were beneficial, but it was lessons well taught.
The primary problem with the current education environment stems not so much from the government (really) but the decadent spirit of the youth. A worldliness that shows itself forth by the “packaged”, “simple”, “instant” mentality. And we are not helping them if we make things too simplistic and too formulatic. Thus, the tendency for them not to think and to ponder and to analyse and to contextualise.
Thankfully there are some (1 or 2) that are not lumped up into the general fold.
I wish they would see that spiritual education is just as important (if not, more) as secular ones.