Monday, June 1, 2009

An apex shame 顶级羞耻


There are plenty stories of injustices, persecutions, malpractices to talk about daily, but I do not want my blog to be filled with postings of criticism of others and scandalous stories. But this incident really made me and many others mad.

In Malaysian Chinese families, children being accepted into local public universities is cause of celebration and thanksgiving. The Chinese, by government policy, are being offered not more than 30% of the places in our local university. The competition is intense. Many are being rejected, including top students. Many are being offered courses not their choices.

So you can imagine the joy of 4574 families afer receiving good news online on Friday 29-5-2009 from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang that their children were being accepted into this apex-status university! They had to reply their acceptance by Saturday.

However, it turned out to be the biggest "joke" of the century in our country, and most likely in the world too!

The apex-status university made an online blunder on Friday by uploading the names of 8173 shortlisted applicants who had met the minimum criteria after the first round selection, as successful applicants. In actual fact, only 3599 were accepted, and 4574 were unsuccessful!

The Universiti Sains Malaysia obtained apex-status in September last year, thus allowing it to select students directly.

The university realised the mistake only on Saturday afternoon and frantically made known the correct list through website, SMSs and phone calls. Poor students, today you had a place, tomorrow you didn't !

On Sunday morning, there were some 200 irate parents and students, travelling from all corners of the peninsular, arrived at the university in order to find out the true picture. They were told that... oooopsssshit... it was a technical mistake ....computer mistake...... you have no place!
Not being racial, but with a 30% quota, it was not surprise 90% were Chinese applicants!

The story has not ended but I would not go on further.

An apex-status university made an apex-status mistake .... a stupid mistake, a cruel mistake. Hopefully it doesn't give stupid excuses, low grade reasons!

The head of the university, and probably the minister in charge, should be sacked, not the clerks who handled the data, not any other scapegoat!

Disgraceful! shameful!

It is time to call out our Super Minister, aka KPI Minister, the back-door entry boy - Koh Tzu Koon... please give your evaluation and KPI on the Ministry of Higer Education... and the university.




实在是太多的不公义、滥权、欺压的事件,说个不玩,但我不想我的部落格太多批评及丑闻帖子。不过这个事件,的确令我及好多其他的人感到生气!就是说非骂不可。

马来西亚的华人家庭,假如有孩子进入本地的公共大学,是件值得高兴及感恩欢庆的事。政府的政策就规定华人学生只能给予不超过三十巴仙的学位,所以竞争非常的激烈。许多只能望公共大专之门而兴叹;有些则被接受进入修读不是本身所选的科目,包括许多成绩卓越的学生。

所以,在 29-5-09 星期五,当4574 个家庭收到来自顶尖大学地位的槟城理科大学(USM) 的通知,他们的孩子被接纳进入该大学,那种喜悦,确是可想而知。

但却没料到,这原来是一个本世纪全国,甚至是全世界,最大的“玩笑”!

这所顶尖大学在星期五,错误的把第一轮筛选后,符合该大学基本条件的8173名学生的名字,全都上载到网上,列为被成功接受进入新学年的学生名单。其实,只有3599 名学生被入选,其余4574名是被拒绝的学生。

理科大学在去年被升级成为马来西亚首间“顶尖大学”,被准许自己直接招生。

该大学在星期六下午,才发现这个错误,马上通过网页,手机短讯,电话,通知学生这个错误。唉!够惨了这些学生,今天你有位,明天却没有了!

在星期天早上,大约有 200 位担忧及恼怒的家长和学生,早上八时,就从半岛各地,来到该大学,查个究竟。但也只被告知 。。。。哦哦哦。。确是错误。。。技术出错。。。电脑问题。。。。你没有被录取。。

我不是带种族颜色,但只有三十巴仙的固打,理所当然的90 巴仙是华族学生啦。

故事还没就此完结,但我不想继续说下去。

一间顶尖大学,犯了顶级的错误,一个愚蠢的错误,一个残酷的错误。。。我希望不会给愚蠢及低挡的藉口。

这所大学的首脑应该被炒鱿鱼,或许部长也该下台,而不是那些管理电脑资料输入的员工,更不是去找代罪羔羊。

丢脸 !羞耻 !

是时候把我们的超人部长,也被称为KPI 效率指数部长,走后门的那位郭子根出场的时候了!他应该马上就给高教部长,还有该顶尖大学,来个评估,给予一个指数吧。

4 comments:

queen_of_bee said...

malu-ation!

MaluluMa said...

A new degree has been conferred by USM

Degree of Highest Disgrace (DHD), it is higher than PHD !

Ngu said...

听说,都是电脑搞错的,怪不得人,你信吗?

Simon Phun said...

他们永远不会说是他们“头脑”的问题!