09:05:43 am on August 17, 2007 |
Recently, the number of boys that pursue their studies at the higher education institutions in Malaysia is lesser compared to the girls. Approximately, 70 percent of the students study in public higher education institutions is girls.
Even in the job market, the women can do the same job as men do everyday, such as some women who hold the title of chief executive officer in a company, police force and others. Based on research, 50 percent of women are working.
The question that can be raised here is why the men seem to be left behind compared to the girls?
Some of the boys, whether in rural or city areas, seem to lack ambition and are willing to receive a low income for living. The girls have clearer goals and career paths, and they have already put a target on what they want to achieve for their future.
While the girls plan for a brighter future, the guys are eager to get out of school and work as soon as possible.
For instance, some of them do not want to do the house work such as washing the dishes because they think all those jobs are categorized as the girl’s jobs.
Even though they are not rich, they would rather let their sister or their mother do it for them. This reflects that the boys have no sense of responsibility.
These phenomena will go on if the men continue to be privileged and dominate economic and political power, even though they do not know how to use them wisely.
In fact, if the boys are given extra freedom to do whatever they want, and they do not take any responsibility, they would be left far behind by the girls.
Looks like the problems are getting bigger. However, for every problem there is a solution. When there is a will, there is a way.
For instance, the boys need more attention from skilled and committed teachers in order to develop their learning capacities.