THE recent launch of Didik TV on MYTV, Astro and NTV7 was hailed by educators as a positive alternative for learning. However, there has been public outcry over the quality of the presenters involved, as was witnessed on the first day of the programme. A video clip, which has gone viral on social media, clearly shows one presenter pronouncing several words in English wrongly. Instead of “nine months”, what came out sounded something like “niles mile”.
This is a huge embarrassment for the Education Ministry. While many are laughing at the presenter, the real fault lies with the ministry and vendors appointed to develop the channel. Are the vendors professionally competent to undertake the important task of correctly educating our children? Was the ministry lax in its appointment of the vendors? Did the vendors fail in interviewing the presenters, or was the selection biased? Many questions need to be asked.
The truth is, our education system is failing. If the government does not take the right steps to approach teaching, the future of our children is bleak, to say the least. Suffice to say, I am not encouraged to get my child to follow this programme.