Saturday, May 16, 2009

Do Well Also No Use

In Malaysia, can I say that we are the only country that you won't be guaranteed a scholarship even though you are a top student in the country?

Every year, we get to hear such news. It's just news to the students out there that you won't qualify for a scholarship even though you score straight A's.

Ong Tee Keat, the MCA president, has already mentioned that current selection criteria for a Public Service Department ("PSD") scholarships is based on - merit (20%), race (60%), Sabah and Sarawak citizens (10%) and students from underprivileged groups (10%).

Previously, the government has mentioned that government scholarships were handed out based on meritocracy. But Ong Tee Keat has revealed something different now. On one hand, they will hold a press conference telling us something. On the other hand, someone else revealed something different altogether.

Can you imagine that top scorers are feeling bewildered on why their excellent results do not put them on top of the scholarship listing.

So much for the hyped up 1Malaysia that was mentioned just last month. So much for the new song that tries to bring people together. It doesn't mean anything if it's not being practised.

Even the world's not the end for such unfortunate top students, Malaysia is just going to lose those bright fellas to many countries who can't wait to adopt them.

So, what's the point of trying to draw Malaysians who are experts in various fields to return to Malaysia? You could have prevented it right from the beginning. A wrong plus a right do not equal a right.

Reading: Top scorers discover again PSD scholarships are not guaranteed - Star

Related posts -
* Why Bother Waking Up at 3am to Study?
* PSD Scholarships
Tags: PSD Scholarships, Public Service Department, PSD, Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam, JPA, 1Malaysia



Blogger EliteVillain said...

This is where the rich gets what they want and the poor gets shove off somewhere until someone notice (if there is someone notice)....Thus smart but poor will lead you to go work and use the money to pay for study...

16 May, 2009 16:43  
Blogger Borneo Falcon said...

Inilah Malaysia.....

16 May, 2009 20:17  
Blogger MiChi said...

i heard the radio got audience give feedback, says that sometimes those top scorers has no common knowledge like don't know who is our PM, or don't know how to mix with people, or got attitude problem, that's why cannot get le.... very hard to judge who is right.

17 May, 2009 08:21  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

elite - well, the rich deserves to be rich bcuz they worked hard for it

borneo - itulah malaysia hehe

michi - next time put those questions in the exams and if they can't answer they wont get the A's ... haha

who made this people to be like that then? its our education system

19 May, 2009 00:27  

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