Convent's Hari Anugerah maybe long gone and forgotten but anyway, if those present during that day that may had paid attention to the headmistress's speech, she said that there was a parent that called up to her and told her that Convent is what it is today, consistently top ranked in perak/malaysia and producing excellent students/results, not becuase of the teachers, not because of the administration, not the school but tuition. to that parent that called up to say that - finger.
its so lame-eo that its almost funny.
tuition? does tuition care that you practice your homework at home? does tuition even care to give homework? does tuition teachers care to mark students' work? does tuition teacher follow a students' progress? how much time can tuition teachers spent on their student? can a tuition teacher teach at a considerable pace according to the class of students? and when a tuition teacher is not able to look at students' work, how well do they know how the students are coping, how much they actually understand when they say they understand? and it goes on...
ya, i have to agree that, yes, there are/is tuition teacher(s) that are/is more dedicated than the school teachers themselves but the very statement given by that parent really is wrong. yes, tuitions do play roles in educating the students but tuition only act as a medium to the students to either understand a subject better or as a preparatory session before the teacher teaches in school. either ways, tuition and school work hand in hand.
if tuition is all that great, why isn't other school performing any better than Convent? because in Convent, teachers actually care to give homework and make sure that is it done and corrected, competitiveness that actually drive the students to study harder, practice - endless of paper work. in Convent, where number of questions in a given homework is planned. in Convent, the environment, the custom, the culture, the expectations, the pressure,... allow/let/make the students aim higher and with that contend at a higher level thus producing CONVENT, taiping.
Convent is certainly producing results and students different from other schools around taiping town, though other students from other schools may share the same tuition as Convent students. this just simply proves that Convent is different and its run in a different way. there is no denying it.
therefore, the conclusion is, teachers, adminitrators, and Convent itself, have huge influence and contributions to what Convent is today.