What A Waste Of University Seats.
The reason: not being compatible with the courses they signed up for.
Mara director-general Datuk Nam Marthinin, who said this, added that parent and peer pressure had made the students sign up for “popular courses” which they were not interested in.
“This situation is prevalent not only in Mara but also in other educational institutions,” he said.
Speaking at the launch of the Mara Education Carnival in Plaza Angsana yesterday, he advised students to choose their courses wisely to avoid wasting their time and money.
He also said some Mara graduates turned to other jobs which they were not qualified in.
“For instance, becoming a salesman after qualifying as a doctor is not only a waste of effort but also funds due to the high fees involved,'' he added.
“From my experience, I have noticed that many students are unclear about what their courses really entail,'' he said, adding that they faced difficulty choosing the right courses for them. (TheStar)
***** Every year there is so much competition for those precious seats and we see straight-As students being given dukacita letters. Yet at the same time we have some of these favoured ones who are squandering away their good fortune! How unfair and what a crying shame.