My child is going to P5 and he received a letter from school to opt for a fifth subject ie, Higher Malay.
I've decided he opt out of it and continue to concentrate on the 4 core subjects becoz of his abilities and would not want to stress him out too much. I believe children needs a balance lifestyle too like us adults' work-life balance.
Anyway his teacher called up to persuade me to re consider, very adamant that I opt in. I would understand those who chose Higher Chinese Language aspire to enrol in the top schools.
But my son's option is only Higher Malay and based on the school system now, not much future to pursue that path. I think parents from Tamil speaking background feels that way too.
Just to hear your opinions on this. Thanks.