Continuing the previous blog posted – Power of words :
‘Is it that people who have only a high school education can’t have success in life?’ This was one of his questions.
I remember I shared with him and the group: “Frankly to tell you all, I got out of school and started working after I finished my SPM exam. I think my life is good. Besides working, I do volunteer work. I continue learning and feel wonderful. I have a lot of friends with bachelor’s degrees, and some have master’s degree; however, I have self-confidence and never think that I am not good enough or lower than others.”
In fact, I was very poor in Malay language subject; I got 8 points, meaning ‘Pass’ only (1 is highest; 9 is failing) on my SPM (senior year in high school) certificate. The system is: Regardless of scores in other subjects, scores in Malay language must be between 1 and 6 to get an A grade certificate, which is required for admission to Malaysian public universities.
My family was poor and couldn’t support me to study in a private college. Also, I didn’t like studying boring books, so the only way for me was going to ‘work university’.
I rarely share about this; only when someone asks questions. I know a successful life is in one’s attitude, not based on how high he/she graduated.
接下篇載文Power of words:
其實我的馬來文科最差，SPM成績是得到8，即是Pass而已（1是最高分; 9是不及格）。教育制度 - 不管其它科目，不過馬來文科必須介於1至6，才有甲等文憑，及有可能上政府大學預備班。