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Experts weigh in to reimagine our national primary schools

Most would agree that national primary schools, or SRKs (Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan), need to be improved.

Last month, Malaysiakini’s special report on the education system showed that more and more parents, especially non-bumiputra, preferred vernacular or private education for their children.

Among their reasons for opting out of the SRK was poor teaching quality, bullying, racism and creeping Islamisation.

Not only has this led to fewer Malaysians growing up in a multi-racial environment, but experts are also concerned that the growing private school demand will widen the class divide...

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