The report below is taken from The Star newspaper today. I would like to wish those who did well in the SPM today all the best. Remember to apply early for the scholarships, and check their deadlines. Scholarships are being published in the newspapers too and you might want to Google for them as well.
For the rest, you can either wait to join Form 6 or go into the private colleges and universities. Remember to choose wisely and to visit their campuses. Do not simply listen to the counselors and believe them. They are sales people. Make sure that the courses are approved and accredited by MQA, the campuses are real, the lecturers are qualified, and talk to their students.
I know of one very new college who made a video using fake students, fake lecturers, and fake campus. They do not have the campus built yet nor the courses approved and yet they began recruiting for students to join their college. So, students, be wise. You are not buying a RM1 nasi lemak, you are paying about RM20,000 to RM80,000 for it so you should choose wisely. You may message me here if you have any questions.
For those who did not obtain any credits, do not be too sad. Retake the SPM again and study hard. For those with 1-2 credits, you can consider studying a certificate first for 1.4 years and then going on to the diploma. If you like accounts, you can consider studying the LCCI Accounting course as the entry requirement is just that you are 16 years old. After the LCCI you may go on to the ACCA which is a highly respected professional accounting course.
Anyway, good luck to all of you!!
PUTRAJAYA – A total of 559 (0.12 per cent) of 468,808 students scored straight A+ in last year’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations, compared with 363 (0.08 per cent) straight A+ scorers in 2010.
Education director-general Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafar Mahmud said overall student achievement in the examinations has continually improved in the past four years.
He said 506 of the straight A+ candidates were from national secondary schools and 53 from other schools, compared with 363 and 40 respectively in 2010.
“The overall SPM achievement for 2011 improved from the year before, with the National Average Grade at 5.04 compared with 5.19 in 2010,” he added.
“The overall achievement of schools also improved, as the number of schools in the ‘excellent’ and ‘good’ categories increased by 13 and 60 schools respectively,” he said when announcing the SPM 2011 results analysis at the Education Ministry here Wednesday.
Abdul Ghafar said schools were gauged using the School Average Grade and categorised as “excellent”, “good”, “satisfactory”, and “potential”.