Inequality of Education Opportunities
Inequality means of discrimination. Discrimination is the views, thoughts and negative
beliefs by ethnic group against ethnic others. Discrimination is the act of comparing and
distinguishing ethnic characteristics based on technique alone. Discrimination can occur in
various forms to involve dismissal, physical assault and the elimination of ethnic groups.
Referring to those individuals who have the same position of power, politics, wealth,
For example, in the feudal system there are the castles, princes, and subordinates.
In the field of education, inequality in education is a form of discrimination. The colonists
continued the same policy. Administrator of the children were given the opportunity to
study in special schools and to receive intelligence on the contrary the children of farmers
continue to lag in areas of learning.
Currently, academic achievement and parents' income showed a positive correlation. The
higher the parents' income and their academic achievement, higher academic achievement
of their children. (Saifuddin Hj Masduki, 1977)
This group was able to send their children to tuition and study abroad. Their children also
receive a nutritious food, better treatment and facilities in education.
Hence the government is trying to bridge the gap by the Third Malaysia Plan (RMK-3).
In this scheme the people given the same opportunity to accept changes in the education
".. bridging the education gap that covers the gap between rural and urban areas, the gap
between the poor and the rich, the digital divide and the gap between those with special
needs for which there were no dropouts from the mainstream of development. "
(YB Dato 'Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein
In New Year's Message, 2006)
Speech by the former Minister of Education showed that the ministry's commitment to
address gaps in the education system.
Measures taken by the government (MOE) with RM1.0 billion allocated for each family of
the poor and disabled under the program to address the issue with the inequalities of
1. Supplement Plan (TMP)
2. Food Assistance Hostel
3. Poor Student Fund (KWAPM)
4. Monthly Allowances Students with Disabilities.
5. Tuition Voucher Scheme (HPS)
6. Text Book Loan Scheme (Textbook Loan Scheme)
7. Small Scholarship Federation (PPF)
8. Boarding Times
9. Safety Jacket
10. Help Students Travel and Transport.
These efforts are in line with government policy in developing human capital, intellectual
cultural practice for all social classes, when all the right people get together in science.