Sunday, February 25, 2007

What A Waste Of University Seats.

There are Mara students, including those pursuing medical courses, who are seeking employment before completing their studies.

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.

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3 Comments:

Blogger freelunch2020 said...

!!
it's a case of easy come, easy go. they don't value the opportunities.
although i have A Friend who studied medicine to please her parents, also financed by them. at the completion of her course, she read law and is now a practising lawyer.
also, in the uk, the 'relevance' of your degree is irrelevant as many blue-chip graduate programmes look at potential to be trained instead.
a degree should not be the be all and end all. :D

10:49 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Maverick SM said...

They did graduate but was unable to get jobs; so became salesmen. Did the university question their lack of substance? Inabilities and incompetencies of their paper qualification? In fact, these graduates are down to earth and sought realities rather than myth.

3:27 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Australian Migration Planners said...

Blame the system, not the poor students. At least they have the guts to quit when they realise it is not for them. To be fair, there are drop outs in all countries so it is unfair to link this to race or religion.

No education is wasted. What they have managed to learn will help them in their chosen careers. All successful people are salesmen - think about it. "Good beside manner" for doctors is really salesmanship. Lawyers "sell' their client's case to the other side and if that fails to the judge. Any accountant not able to convince a customer how good he is will starve. So I say to them 'it is alright'. The people at the top who complain should take a hard look at their own humanity (or lack of it).

5:25 PM GMT+8  

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