PETALING JAYA: As 2020’s Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates receive their long-awaited results today, many face the task of deciding what to pursue for tertiary education.
Regardless of how well they fared in the exam, the BAC Education Group says there is something out there for everyone.
“If you’ve done well, that’s great, but if you’ve not done well, just go explore your options,” said its managing director, Raja Singham.
“Whether you scored 10As or far less with a couple of credits, get some advice and see what you want to do or where you’d want to go next. It will save you a lot of time and money.”
Raja Singham said the three-month delay in this year’s SPM results was “nothing to worry about” since many universities and colleges have mid-year intakes.
In the case of BAC, it is organising a virtual education fair next weekend to let students freely explore their options from the safety of their homes.
Along with its virtual booths and online advisers, the fair will feature a string of webinars and talk sessions on various courses, ranging from psychology and law to business and hospitality.
Raja Singham said BAC’s Career Advisor site was always at hand to help students on their next course of study, with counsellors available through WhatsApp, Zoom and phone calls.
There is no physical campus for this year’s intake, but Raja Singham said BAC was working on re-imagining its entire education process with a hybrid campus.
“Of course, the campus experience is a little different, but we have tried to make sure there is as little disruption as possible,” he said, adding that students would still have access to digital library resources and lecture recordings.
With more than 200,000 students studying online with the education group in the past year, BAC’s digital efforts were acknowledged at this year’s Malaysia Technology Excellence Awards. It bagged the Online Services – Education award.
Raja Singham said the group was committed to equitable access to education, both geographically and financially.
One of BAC’s biggest projects for the year, he said, was providing laptops and tablets to students to ensure “no child is left behind”.
He also said students facing financial issues may apply for scholarships worth RM2.2 million under its programme with Free Malaysia Today.
Those interested in attending the Virtual Education Fair on June 19 and 20 may register here.