Remember back in school when we had to wear those white school shoes that are notoriously hard to keep clean? How many of you used white chalk to ‘clean’ those dirty spots on your white school shoes?
Source: Malaysia Shop Online
Boy, do we have good news! Parents and children can now rejoice as starting 2019, all students are not required to wear white school shoes anymore!
According to Astro Awani, Education Minister Dr. Maszlee Malik has recently announced that all students do not need to wear those dreaded white shoes anymore. He made the announcement in a Bicara Minda seminar organized by Sinar Harian yesterday, July 19.
Source: Sinar Harian
“Many parents have been complaining to me and asking that the rule that students have to wear white shoes be abolished. Alright, then starting from next year, students will wear black shoes and not white anymore.”
In addition, Dr. Maszlee said that the Education Ministry is committed to reducing the weight of students’ school bags as there have been many complaints in the past about the ever-increasing burden.
He also said he wants to ensure that Malaysian students are acknowledged as world-class students.
“I met with the Finland ambassador recently and I was told about the education system there. Apparently, Finnish students are able to master at least four languages. Now, I am determined to ensure that Malaysian students can master at least three languages within these five years.”
So parents, make sure you don’t buy the wrong shoes for your kids next year!
Have you always wanted to wear the black school shoe instead of the white but didn’t get the opportunity to? Now’s your chance, unless you’re already out of school, then you can wear whatever you want!
(Source: Astro Awani / WOB)