Writer: Wang Qiyue
Editor: Lin Ge
PUTRAJAYA, 8 June - After a long wait, the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates for the year 2022 can now collect their result slips from their respective schools. This moment holds great significance for both candidates and parents, who have eagerly awaited the outcome of this crucial examination.
According to the MOE (Ministry of Education Malaysia) announcement, a total of 10,109 candidates achieved excellent results of A+, A, and A- in all subjects. The SPM 2022 candidates achieved better national average results compared to last year.
（The candidates are answering questions in the examination hall. Photo source: Malaysiakini）
As one of the most crucial and widespread examinations in the Malaysian education system, SPM is typically taken by students after completing their high school education. The results of the SPM examination have significant implications for students' academic assessment, further education, and career development. It serves as a crucial milestone for Malaysian students as they embark on their journey towards higher education and career paths, holding vital significance for their academic growth and future professional choices.
Regarding this SPM examination, candidates from various regions in Malaysia have different reflections after the exams.
As a candidate who participated in this examination, Lim Yi Feng (18) from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Dulang shared his perspective on the exam. “From my point of view, compared to previous SPM examinations, I believe that the difficulty level has increased in certain subjects, such as English and Biology. I only achieved A- in both of these subjects, however, they used to be my strong areas, so I feel a bit frustrated.”
However, Wong Xiao Hui (17) from SMK Permas Jaya 2 holds a different viewpoint. “Overall, I found the difficulty level of this exam to be moderate, but there were some unexpected questions in the History test that caught me off.”
Wong also shared her inner feelings while anxiously awaiting the release of the results. “The period of waiting for the results has been very distressing for me. Almost every day, I worried about not performing well or not meeting the desired qualifications. I didn't know how I would face my parents when all of this happened. But luckily, in the end, I received decent results with several subjects earning an A.”
In contrast to the previous individuals, Lim Jun Shern (17) from SMK Dato Syed Esa shed light on his future academic plans. “I am currently contemplating applying to UTeM (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka) and UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia). As a student passionate about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects, I aspire to pursue a field related to computer science. I believe that specializing in this area will enhance my future career prospects and provide a stable income for my family.”