Originally Posted by MEW_MEW
In this topic ,let us discuss about matrikulasi.
My friend who is doing matrikulasi told me that nowadays private colleges and universities do not accept matrikulasi students except for local Universities.
those lecturer in matrikulasi are teaching in malay language even the note is writting in english. Also, they always scold the students who are speaking in english.My friend told me that one day a malay student who speaks in english,then the lecture said:"i thought our school got student from foreign country, who knows that he just a KL boy." something like that.
I would say matriculation is a goverment ploy to get more Bumiputeras into public universities. It doesn't matter whether private colleges or universities accept these matriculation graduates - what matters is that the public universities do, because with that, it is enough to churn out a large number of Bumiputera graduates. Quality wise, these graduates are to be in doubt.
With the recent opening of matriculation to non-Bumiputeras, it is just another ploy to stop the public from saying that matriculation is exclusive to Bumiputeras. Even if one percent of the matriculation students are non-Bumiputeras, it is no longer valid to say that matriculation is exclusive to Bumiputeras.
Besides that, the selection criteria for non-Bumiputeras are made in a way so that to project that Bumiputeras are smart. Matriculation places for non-Bumiputeras are given to those who did not get excellent results, whereas those with excellent results are denied the chance to get a place. By doing so, they can ensure that those non-Bumiputeras in matriculation will perform on par (or below par) with those Bumiputeras in the course.
Previously, matriculation students were pitted against the other Bumiputeras when it comes to university placement under the racial quota system. With the abolishment of that system, matriculation students are pitted head on with STPM students, with the STPM grading system modified in a way to make it match the matriculation CGPA system. However, everyone knows these modifications put STPM students at a losing end. This is just another conspiracy to get the same amount of (if not more) Bumiputera students in public universities.
Matriculation is a false reality. It is said that matriculation is as good in terms of quality and knowledge level as STPM. What many found is that STPM students are far superior (when it comes to knowledge) compared to matriculation students of the same CGPA. A person who gets a 4.00 in STPM (4 A) is indeed smarter than most matriculation students who get the same CGPA. That is a fact that the government and some still continue to deny.
Matriculation is also said to be recognized worldwide, and therefore STPM is upgraded to the matriculation grading system to ensure a fair meritocracy to university. However, looking at the reality today, foreign unversities like UC Berkeley, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University does not even want to consider Malaysian matriculation candidates for entry into the university, yet recognizing STPM as an entry qualification.
The government has mentioned a few universities that recognize Malaysian matriculation. Hoever, since these universities also recognize STPM, and since there are also instances where universities recognize STPM but not matriculation, how can we say that matriculation is of STPM standard (or in the government's claim, STPM is of matriculation standard)? Is this not proof that STPM is a level higher than that of matriculation?
Besides, STPM is said to be one of the most difficult exams in the world, in the same league with exams like the Cambridge A-Levels. So if matriculation is claimed to be of that standard, why doesn't most foreign universities that recognize A-Levels also recognize matriculation, since STPM is of that same league?
The questions remain, yet there is only one truth - matriculation is a dream that is nothing but that. It is a government conspiracy and deliberate ploy to bring in more Bumiputeras to the public universities, and to make Bumiputeras look smart, although at times they aren't.
I'm typing this based on observations made during my STPM years and this observation is shared by many STPM students, some who were my classmates, and some who are from places not in the town of Taiping or the state of Perak. Therefore, for those who wish to flak all this, go ahead, but understand that the fault of all this are not because of the students of the matriculation, but because of the government's implementation of the matriculation system.