Make the subject of moral education more meaningful

  • Letters
  • Saturday, 02 Jul 2016

PASSING the Moral Education (Pendidikan Moral) subject in SPM with a Grade A or B may not have a huge impact on one’s life but putting what has been learnt from it into practice definitely is.

The four Foon Yew High School students in Johor who helped an 80-year-old man with a walking stick to cross a busy street deserve our commendation, “Students’ good deed goes viral” (The Star, June 29).

Everyone knows Pendidikan Moral is a compulsory examination subject and many students regard it as that.

Most would hardly think about internalising or putting what they learnt from the subject into practice in their daily lives.

This is undeniably a failure on the part of teachers too.

Academic success without moral upliftment does not do much good to our society. It is hoped the Education Ministry will look into making Moral Education more meaningful by dividing it into two components, theory and practical.

The theory part should carry 60% while observation and evaluation of the students’ conduct or behaviour should constitute 40% of the overall assessment.



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