For example: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin when commenting on University Malaya (UM) slipping to 207th spot in the 2010 QS World University Rankings, a drop of 27 places from the previous year when it was ranked at 180.
“It’s not fair to compare local universities with universities from other countries as each country has its own standards and requirements that their own universities have to fulfil,” he said when contacted by The Malay Mail yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian children received better education than those in advanced countries based on the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness report, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the report ranked Malaysia 14th among 142 countries in quality of education and second in the ASEAN region.
"For those who have come to me complaining about our education system, it seems the report contradicts their claims.
"Furthermore, the report also states that our younger generation are receiving a better education than students in the United States, Britain and Germany," said Muhyiddin at a national higher education carnival at Putra World Trade Centre here.
To be honest I was not surprise by his comments considering the caliber of minister in UMNO are not very smart!
I have a few question for this DPM!
If our education system is so great, why are private school in this country booming?
Why are Chinese independent school so over subscribe by parents?
Did Muhyiddin himself had his own kids go through government school?
Yet this DPM can shiok sendiri and dare to even say that our schools are higher rank then US and German school?!
Here is another ranking for you!
See how many US, Britain and German Universities are there and how many Malaysian Universities are there!
I think this DPM need a dose of reality in his limited brain before he speaks again.