Turn SPM setback into road to success

LETTERS: The release of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results marks a turning point in the lives of many students.

This year, students received their SPM results on June 8. The results can shape the path of each student's future.

It is essential to consider what lies ahead for high scorers and those who did not attain the desired results.

Although low scorers may find navigating the future daunting, it is important to know that there are many options available for those who need them. It's crucial to remember that this setback does not define your worth or limit your potential.

What can you do next? Here are some tips:

FIRST, seek support and guidance. Reach out to your teachers, parents, counsellors or mentors during this difficult time.

They can provide support and guidance. You can determine alternative paths and opportunities that

correspond to your skills and passions.

SECOND, explore alternative education pathways. Remember that future success is not solely determined by your SPM results.

Consider alternative educational routes such as vocational training, diploma programmes and professional certification programmes. These paths provide practical

skills and can lead to lucrative professions.

THIRD, upgrade your qualifications. Consider retaking courses or pursuing additional credentials if you believe they will increase your chances of achieving your desired goals. Create a study plan that addresses your weaknesses after consulting with your teachers or educational advisers to determine the best approach.

FOURTH, develop personal skills. Put your energy into improving the soft skills that are in great demand in the job market. Participate in events, workshops or online courses designed to hone these abilities.

Overall, remember that your journey has just begun. With the right mindset and steps, you can turn this setback into an amazing opportunity for growth and success.

Therefore, keep pushing and never give up on your dreams!


Senior lecturer,

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Melaka

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the New Straits Times

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