Just reading the Uthant Chuat's site entitle Performance of Dayak Student in PMR 1997 at Ruai Aku..
In 1995, I sat for my PMR and scored straight A with another two Iban students Mosidi Lanting and Nawik Jabi. There's nothing to worry about during my school day... Studied in Sekolah Berasrama Penuh make me feel that Iban is quite 'okay' in education especially the 100% Iban's boy Mosidi Lanting always been the Top 5 student and I just follow him from behind (among the top 10). But at that time there was no 'Iban' for us I guess... There was Kenyah, Kayan, Chinese, Malay and Melanau in our class. We felt like in a one family growing up together to achieve our dreams. Unlucky for us when 1997 there was an economic crisis in our country and we only can pursue our study at local university.
Posting as a teahcer to rural area 2004 make me realised the real problem of Iban heading to the higher education. Until now I keep on asking myself the major problem why Iban students very weak in their English, Science and Math subjects. Science for example is a very interesting subject to learn. I just don't know why.... The parents? The culture? The teacher? The environment?
How many Iban reading this post? Just let me know.... Especially the Iban from my place... thanks...
agi idup agi belajar...
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, SABAH!!
11 months ago