A controversial topic today, please don't judge me yet. Read the whole post and you may do the judging.
In the school level, those are the target that become the dream of most student. Scholarship, good universities and flying overseas to further studies are a few examples that encourage students to have those targets during the school years, especially to those who are studying in the boarding school.
We are living in a result-oriented system that emphasize students to get good results to further studies in a good university, thus, ensuring a bright future in their life. Nevertheless, students who get poor results cannot enter good universities or even worst cant further their study at all unless, they have MONEY.
But, frankly speaking, studying in university is not the same as in school. Being excellence at school does not really ensure your excellence in university.
During our school days, we have teachers to provide us everything that we need for our study. Notes, hand outs and even tuition, all of those are provided for us. We are also being babbled, scolded and punished if we are being lazy in school. No wonder we can score very excellent marks during those days.
But here, in university, you have to be independent and this independent has nothing to do with that 'independent' that we get from the boarding school. The independence to keep our bed clean, to wash clothes by ourselves, to manage our money well. Those are nothing compared to the university life.
In university, the life will be completely different. No one will care about your study, except for the students who are self sponsored, their parents would care because of the high tuition fees nowadays. Other than that, you are free. This answers why some SBP and MRSM students fail in the university.
The most important thing is effort. Big effort, big success. Small effort, small success. These are the simple rules in the university. So, for the students who will get their SPM results later, just remember that the result is just a ticket to enter the university. Neither it will secure your future, nor your job. The real life has just begin :)
Thanks for reading !