Ok, i know nobody is gonna be interested in this post, except maybe...............my roommate, but heck, i'm gonna post it anyways, or else, i will forget about it...
Zahid Higher Education Report is finally out today, a few days earlier than promised. tok pa seems to be doing pretty ok so far....plus he reads blogs and replies emails , something tht not too many ministers do, i bet.
anyway, talking about the report...here are few things tht i sooooo really want to happen, and like, happen now!
lagi satu, dah kata tarak fund, why only focus on uk, uk, australia? whts wrong with india, taiwan, singapore, or even thailand...you can definitely send more ppl there with the same amount of money, and the exposure they'll get, priceless! reserve the expensive ones for those who really deserve it (they need some merit system to do this). there are many other cheaper countries that can offer better expertise than malaysia, this, they NEED to acknowledge... we already have enough jaguh kampungs. plus, by doing this, u get to push the good ones further.. the queueing system we hv now lets everyone in, yes, even tht guy in the corner who is not really interested in doing research but do it just to avoid getting fired. heck, i'm tired of ppl bragging about their collection of arcopal when they can hardly speak a complete sentence in english and have very little publications to their name .
....and i got another one, as far as teaching and research are concerned. the mgmt needs to get personal, understand their subordinates' interests, and help them find ways the to achieve it (again, merit system required). some lecturers may not be good at reseach, but they can be excellent teachers, and vice versa...hence, not everybody should be subjected to the same rules, we need to check and balance to succeed in both areas, and trust me, it's nearly impossible to be an all-rounder.... (which is why when u've found one, dont lose him/her to another country )
.... ok, one more, one more, ISO, dont like it, think it's ridiculous, another typical practice tht kills creativity and dampens productivity. guidelines, yeah, iron-clad rules tht dont make sense, please la.... if we're a factory, of course, it's necessary, but we arent one, or are we??? oh wait, i forgot, we churn out graduates, oh we are a factory, after all.....
-- any mistakes, logical/grammatical/spelling, sorry in advance, it was written partly out of repressed anger, and i'm just too tired to chk it. btw, feel free to disagree..