Malam ni, nak cerita pasal apa ya? Hmm. I know. What do you think of the quota in furthering your studies after SPM given by the government of Malaysia? Ala, yang kuota antara bumiputera (B) dengan bukan bumiputera (NB) tu. Is it fair? Is it good? Should it be abolished? Should it be kept? Those are some questions that might be playing in our head or others. As for me, I think it should be kept but the quota should be more balanced between the B and NB and some modifications should be made to the quota. I know some of the intelligent adolescence (yang bijak pandai lah selalunya fikir macam ni) think that it should be abolished. So that, the B students will not take things for granted, become more competitive, and also healthier competitions between B and NB. True. Even I can't argue with that because... Yeah, it's totally true. But sometimes, we need to think out of the box. Don't just think about us. Kadang-kadang, untuk mendapat satu idea dan pandangan yang bernas, kita perlu berfikir dari sudut pihak lain juga. Bak kata orang putih, what if we're in the other's shoes? For B who is bright and brilliant and also capable to pay for tuition fees, maybe abolishing the quota is all right and won't be a big problem. But think about the B who is from a poor family, lives in a remote places, abolishing it might be harsh. Ya la. They can't afford to go to tuition like us, they can't afford to buy a lot of exercises books like us. Jadi, agak susah bagi mereka untuk mendapat keputusan yang cemerlang seperti pelajar-pelajar di bandar dan yang berkemampuan. Even some of the capable students are worst than them. It's true that it's not impossible for them to get excellent results but the probability is small. So, without the quota, surely most of the NB will get the scholarships and chances to further their studies. Kasihanlah dengan B yang tak berkemampuan tu. So that is why I think the quota should be kept.
Now, let's talk about balancing the quota between B and NB. Entahlah korang sedar atau tidak, NB memang sangat susah untuk mendapatkan apa-apa biasiswa sama ada daripada JPA atau MARA dan lain-lain biasiswa di Malaysia. Untuk mendapatkan kursus-kursus yang baik di mana-mana IPTA juga sangat sukar bagi mereka. So, for me, the Government should think about balancing (entah betul ke tak istilah yang digunakan ni) the quota. Give more chances to NB who are really qualified. Just imagine, a friend of mine, a chinese who got straight A+'s (10 subject) is only offered a diploma in...Emm... I can't remember in what but it's a total insult. 10 A+ kot. Come on la. Tu memang melampaulah. So, what I meant by balancing the quota is that NB students who is really qualified like that friend of mine should be given more chances to get good courses in IPTA. Habis bahagian tu.
Now, about the modification. I think the scholarship should be given not depending 100% on the results but also based on the family background. Poor students, regardless they're B or NB, who manage to get good results, maybe 5A's and above...should be offered courses which are suitable with their results. Maybe students who get 4A's should also be given the chance too as long as they manage to get at least 'kepujian' in all the subjects. Who get's below than that, yeah. You know, maybe they can go to Form 6, or IKBN or anywhere they want. Kalau nak longgarkan syarat melebih-lebih kang jadi isu graduan tidak berkualiti la apalah pulak. Susah juga macam tu. This is my humble opinion only and it doesn't mean you have to agree with what I said. You have your own mind, you have your own thinking and you can be 100% sure that I won't say you're wrong. That's all for tonight. Oh yeah. One more thing.
TO ALL MY FRIENDS. SELAMAT BELAJAR DAN SEMOGA MEMPEROLEH KEJAYAAN DI TEMPAT BARU. KEPADA SENIOR-SENIOR YANG AKAN FLY KE LUAR NEGARA, GOOD LUCK AND DON'T FORGET, WHEREVER YOU GO, ALWAYS BE A PROUD MALAYSIAN.
p/s: INGAT TUHAN SELALU. Hehe. Till the next post.