Take your time, but UEC must be recognised, Chinese educationists tell Pakatan

Briana Leong

Students from a Chinese school attending an assembly in this file picture taken on August 11, 2017. Chinese educationists have reminded the Pakatan government of its pledge to recognise the UEC but is willing to give them time to do so. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 11, 2018.

CHINESE educationists in Malaysia have reminded the Pakatan Harapan government of its election promise of recognising the United Examination Certificate (UEC), but said they understand the need to manage the issue with sensitivity so that it is not politicised.

Malaysian Chinese Education Consultative Council first vice-chairman Zhou Shou Han said he himself had met with a PH leader, who is now a senior minister, in December to discuss UEC recognition.

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  • Yes Pakatan should take their time to address this issue. I think 100 years is a good time frame.

    Posted 3 years ago by Zaki Razak

  • Utterly rubbish by Rais Yatim of view point. It is exactly this type myopic view that created a lop sided quota and brain drain in Malaysia. UEC recognition has no basis to impact the Malays in the allocation or the no basis reasoning in the hindering of the National Language. It is only a recognition for entrance to tertiary education with a mandatory good pass in the National language and after that in the university it is still the wide usage of National Language and others . The National Language is never at all threaten except in the minds of a racist self serving politician playing the role of shit stirring . The previous regime has never place emphasis in up grading or building up more local university as money was plentiful to send many Malay students oversea to study and thus many others especially the nons were deprived of good education which is supposedly the responsibility of the Government of the day. Why is Rais so fearful of the UEC recognition??? The nons population are less than half of the Malays population. If there is shortage of Universitie, place a plan to build more. In fact the vernacular school education sysytem has attracted many of the Malays to send their children to such school and instead of the ignorant who are bashing out fear should in fact embrace the effective system . It is now extremely important for the Government to understudy why the vernacular schools are producing good students who are better and excell in reasoning and deduction apart from being academically sound. An education task force should review how such learning skill be assimilate into the national schools and from there compile and formulate a single stream education that will satisfy all in the future and no disputes in the UEC or what ever terms to identify it. We cannot move forward if there is always a fear and suspicions of others and to stiffle it by placing man made obstacles. Stop using this filmsy excuse to retain Ketuanan.

    Posted 3 years ago by Lee Lee