This question was out during an exam here in Malaysia.Science paper:

Some of the questions taken from the exam paper are listed below:

– “The diagram shows three animals which have the difference way to survive of their species.”

– “What is inference based on this investigation?”

– “Give observation to support the inference in (a)”

– “Predict what animal Q do if enemies disturb their eggs?”

– “What conclusion can be make from this investigation?”

– “They notes their investigation below. (Mereka mencatat penyiasatan seperti di bawah)”

– “One week life spent (Satu minggu jangkahayat)”

– “Tree days life spent (Tiga hari jangka hayat)”

– “What is observation from this investigation?”

– “Predict the distance of the ping pong balls move which on carpet surface.”

– “The diagram shows the relationship between a distance of ball from the torch and the size of the shadow.”

http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/18englang/Article/#ixzz0oWmmeKJP

Ask me and I would say its very shameful. I am not laughing at the mistake but ironically I’m crying. If the teachers are at this level, then, what would happens to the students?

I would laugh to see this, if it was in someone else’s blogs or essay but in exam paper?This is sad.

The government should take a strict act to prevent this again.
My suggestion is, accessing the teachers who teaches certain subjects. Just because the teacher has a degree, it doesn’t mean that the person can basically teaches everything.

For English, perhaps the government should make a rule saying that English teachers must passed either IELTS or TOEFL or TESOL/TESL as a basic requirement. Or at least check their MUET (malaysian University English Test) first. If the teachers MUET level is less than band 5, then there is no point for them to become English teacher. I’m not evil for I am worried of the students English level. We all knows that English is used everywhere in this world. Even in Japan, the infamous country where the citizen doesn’t know English, they ARE local Japanese who speaks in English.And I am speaking from my experience.