Matriculation: Failed appeals resubmitted

MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has submitted a list of 151 students who were unsuccessful in their appeals to enter the matriculation programme to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“Out of the 151 students who failed in their appeals, 65 scored 10’A’s and above, with seven achieving straight 11As, 53 obtaining straight 10As, and five who took 11 subjects but scored 10As. Additionally, nine students scored straight 9As.

“The list, finalized by the MCA Youth Secretariat at 8:30 am today, was submitted to the Prime Minister after the prime minister question time (PMQT). I wish them all success in their appeals and hope they will receive placement news soon,” he said in a Facebook post.

Wee mentioned receiving the list from MCA Youth education bureau chief Ong Chee Siang at the Parliament lobby today. He added that MCA Youth has been compiling the list of unsuccessful appellants since the results of the matriculation programme appeals were announced last Friday.

On June 30, Anwar announced that students achieving 10 ‘A’s or more in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) would be granted admission to the matriculation programme regardless of their racial or socioeconomic background.

Following Anwar’s announcement, many have submitted appeals to the Education Ministry to enrol in the matriculation programme.

On July 7, Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek reassured that all top scorers in SPM would be accommodated, urging patience as efforts continue to place outstanding students awaiting matriculation spots.