In my case, I got the course I wanted, which is mechanical engineering.
I noticed that some students wanted to "show off" that they had gained entry into the more prestigious local universities by posting this information on their Facebook profiles.
I think it is not the university that matters; it is your results or rather your cumulative grade point average. It's useless if you are studying at a top university but your results are poor.
There are many who shy away from universities such as Universiti Teknikal Melaka, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.
They consider these universities "inferior" because there were formerly university colleges.
Such a perception must change. Students must remember that the competition to get into universities like Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia is stiffer.
A degree is a degree.
As long as you do well, you are eligible for a scholarship, regardless of which university you are in. As long as you are capable, you can get a job.
I, for one, think UMP has the potential to become a top university in the future.
On complaints that some students could not get places in local universities, they have only themselves to blame.
You must choose a course in accordance with your examination results; it should not be based on your passion for a certain field of study or university.
To those who have succeeded in entering universities, let us work hard and excel in our quest to help our nation move forward.
MOHD NAJMI HARITH Seremban,Negri Sembilan
Source: The NST Home Letters to Editor Focus more on results 2011/08/05