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Sep 26, 2008

Tamil Schools!?

Based on the table, it’s clearly stated that amount of Tamil schools decreasing each year gradually. Despite the increase in the number of students in Tamil schools, government still controls the growth of Tamil schools in our nation.

With only 523 schools around, Tamil schools struggling with lots of problems. Instead of having access to a large field, a school hall, science laboratories and a computer laboratory, the pupils of Tamil schools have to manage with the bare necessities. Some of the Tamil schools have no field, no laboratory or library, staff room for teachers or even proper toilets, no canteen, no proper roofing, and sometimes, no classrooms even.

Each year Tamils schools UPSR performance are moderate and the quantity of students increasing progressively. Why not government carried out new plan to restore the Tamil schools that had been destroyed so far? Yes... Of course now the Malaysian Indian already migrated to town. But in my opinion, the Tamil schools must be moved to town side which with more Indian peoples around nowadays.

The education ministry must look on this matter. They should restructure new plan for Tamil schools in order to get fair financial aid as national schools receiving currently and strictly need to restore or build new schools in major towns around Malaysia.


Year

Schools

Students

1938

547

22,820

1947

741

33,945

1956

877

47,407

1957

888

50,766

1958

874

53,098

1959

840

56,297

1960

815

60,726

1961

784

63,917

1962

745

66,504

1963

720

67,649

1964

704

69,362

1965

700

72,828

1966

695

76,350

1967

686

79,203

1968

666

81,428

1969

662

80,750

1970

657

79,278

1971

647

77,192

1972

635

78,758

1973

631

78,854

1974

618

79,674

1975

612

80,404

1976

606

80,103

1977

606

78,841

1978

600

77,525

1979

596

77,013

1980

589

73,958

1981

583

73,513

1982

579

73,897

1983

575

74,255

1984

571

75,028

1985

566

76,653

1986

555

81,051

1987

553

83,228

1988

548

87,837

1989

548

92,243

1990

547

96,120

1991

544

99,876

1992

543

102,493

1993

541

104,638

1994

539

103,963

1995

538

102,776

1996

531

99,525

1997

530

98,072

1998

530

94,907

2000

524

89,175

2006

523

101,972

2007

523

105,618

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that government doesn't allocate sufficient fund to Tamil Schools. I think we as Indian community should do something to our Tamil Schools. Any NGOs should collect money and renovate those Tamil Schools. If an individual person does this, people wont support them. Many Indians are just concentrate on temples instead of Tamil schools. Apart from that, many Indian parents don't like to send their kids to Tamil schools because they think Tamil language is not important compared to English Language. I agree that English is most important but Tamil is our mother tongue.
Regards,
SK

John said...

100% agreed!
the emphasis must given on English, at the same time we can't forget our mother tongue.

Kumar said...

i would like to know the number of Tamil school student for 2008.
Vasan you have any info on that?
Can anyone help me?

Satish said...

i wonder what MIC has to say about this