Is it truly an error by USM or otherwise?

My relative who helps to do house cleaning for me told me about the USM blunder. I have stopped buying the printed Star and never read the online version.

She and I are pretty close, spiritually and emotionally. She has her ups and downs, so do I. However, thank God that though life is not easy for her, her three sons have managed to enter local U.

Her youngest son managed a place in USM. But his friends were not so lucky. Imagine getting an email that says ‘Tahniah, you got a place in USM’ and when you got there, you are told it is a mistake.

I wish they had called me yesterday to film the scandal. Tearful students, angry parents all have gone to USM only to be told it was a computer error. Thousands of them. Imagine their hopes dashed by such a stupid mistake. These are not any students but bright students with excellent results.

And though I hate to say this, majority of them are all Chinese. I don’t want to speculate….Moreover, can you imagine a highly rated university making such a moronic mistake?

Updated : I am glad to see that Lim Kit Siang is pursuing this. Are Gerakan and MCA doing the same thing for the students too?

17 thoughts on “Is it truly an error by USM or otherwise?

  1. Sad, isn’t it. Most countries would have build more universities to accommodate as many bright students as possible. Here, we have to deal with a quota system where even straight As students need to be proven in extracurricular activities. To those who were disheartened or in tears due to this unkind episode, don’t be or don’t stay depress too long. There are many other ways into higher education or a promising career. It might mean having to struggle financially or accepting other lesser colleges and offers. This trial will definitely made you stronger in facing your future career more positively and energetically. I know from personal experience.

  2. After this fiasco, as parents you still want to send your kid to this uni meh?? Things like registration, who get a place, who dont get a place also can kelam kabut until make people suicidal, what sort of qualities/attitude/thinking are these people capable of imparting to the young ones? Think of it also scared! Think of it also understand employers say our kids are not marketable.

    Sigh.. disgrace ah! It is a blady university for crying out loud!!

  3. No excuse whatsoever. I want to see some heads roll on the chopping board….go chop them up Lilian

  4. Malaysia mah. Macam Macam Ada!!!

    The Minister in question should resign.

  5. It’s easy to get out of this mess. Entry by merit and sack all the unfit and unqualified lecturers in all the public Us (around 40% I estimate). But don’t bet on it as it’s not going to happen. Me also think the VC of that U should spend more time earning his keep instead of writing crap in the Edge.

  6. remind me again who is the minister in charge of the education ministry?? muahahaha…. as if la… malaysia boleh !!!

  7. Yes, folks this is the 1Malaysia that we are having to deal with. So you know what to do come next GE. Jangan pangkah ‘dacing’lah!

    For those bright students who didn’t get a place in our local Uni, don’t fret and don’t seek help from MCA, MIC and the other Goondoos. Other countries like Singapore will welcome you with open arms….

  8. it is memang disheartening for the students and the family as well… i can imagine cos my son is the same age group as they are and now he is in INTI penang.. if he were in that situation as well, i can imagine how sad and frustrated we are…

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  9. blame it to the computer, hahaha!!!
    i wonder, is USM’s computer so inteligent somemore can generate email by itself without needing anyone to punch the ‘enter’ button…

  10. That’s NOT the spirit of MALAYSIA BOLEH. Such mistake also USM boleh come out with, do you think we can trust USM to further bring up M’sia universities world ranking? We would be very thankful if USM don’t come up with more ridiculous jokes for us fellow M’sians to bear in future. We were embarrassed enough by this issue. Conclusion for USM as an APEX uni – – a failed idea.

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