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The advantages and disadvantages of the ranking system in schools
 
Education is the most important concern of almost all parents today since it is widely regarded as the key to a successful future. Therefore, it also seems to be a concern of our government because it concerns the future of Malaysia. Our education system is quite demanding on children. With the introduction of the ranking of schools according to their performance, more competition and thus additional pressure have been exerted on the students.

Some argue that ranking benefits the student, as such a merit-based system will encourage not only hard work from the child but also the teachers, who will strive to ensure good results. Input from the teaching staff is always an important factor in education, and high grades are often derived from high quality education. Furthermore, schools will be more likely to improve their facilities in order to increase their chances of attracting and nurturing good students. Improved facilities usually mean a more stimulating study environment, which presumably cultivates a better study ethic. Parents will therefore encourage their children to attend such schools. At the same time, the schools will expect to produce high-achieving students. With innovative methods spurred on by the ranking system, it seems as though the children will be the ones to benefit the most.

However, the flaw of the ranking of schools is that it focuses quite exclusively on academic achievement. Naturally, it is the more progressive schools and the more ambitious principals who will want to secure a place for their school in the top ten listing. As such, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure that they contribute towards achieving these aspirations and live up to expectations. Naturally, it is they who are the least excited about such issues. Even before the implementation of the ranking system, pressures were high, with parents continually monitoring their children's grades right down to the relatively minor class tests. Many young children reportedly study beyond 10.00 p.m. each night, spending their evenings doing homework, while their weekends are devoted to grueling tuition classes. They are not spared during their holidays either, with similar schedules continuing into their holiday periods. These were already rampant before the introduction of the ranking system, and now, in order to meet examination and streaming requirements, stress levels can only escalate.

Streaming is another form of ranking, this time being a more specific categorization within the individual institutions. As such, besides having to worry about gaining entry into the school of their choice, students have to work hard in order to get into the stream that they wish to. In general, children are expected to pass their examinations well, otherwise they would have to face angry parents and disappointed teachers. What is more, they need to work for the recognition of their school. Therefore, it appears that the ranking system hurts the students more than anybody else, since the onus is on them to please so many. With all the emphasis placed on this particular aspect of school life, the academic, others will inevitably be compromised, and the possibility of receiving a well-rounded education will be lost.

At first glance, the ranking of schools seems like an excellent idea to encourage competition between students and thus push them to strive and achieve. In the long run, however, the negative effects may overcome the positive, and irreparable harm may be inflicted on the Malaysian society.

     
exerted   applied
     
onus   responsibilities
     
inflicted   imposed
 
 

 

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