We have the right to voice our opinions, complain, congratulate and advertise.
If your food is bad, you ask for the manager and complain about the quality of food.
If you’re cheated as a consumer, you write to the newspaper and complain to the National Consumer Complaints Centre.
If you’re asking for a boob removal surgery and got a nipple removal botch job instead, complain to MCA Public Services and Complaints Department.
But if you did not do well in your professional exam, do you write to the newspaper too? This writer did in today's Star newspaper.
But then again, I am not the upset writer who was hurt and disappointed. Everyone has a right to overcome disappointments his or her own way; be it complaining or withdrawing oneself from everyone.
I know you have the right to upset as the passing rate is low, but is it right as a professional to air your laundry in public? Is it right to pressure the society to question? Or would the society even care unless a family member or a friend is in the same situation?
Can you remember the time way before meritocracy was introduced whereby intakes to local universities were based on quota of races instead of your scholarly achievement?
Life is not fair but the government, people of authority has their reasons to do so. It’s not that I condone their act as many a time I’ve heard of unfairness but there is a reason it is done.
Not everyone is a professional hence the term “professional”. Professionalism consist of a set of requirements like: intensive specialized study, enough training/experience, governed by the code of conduct/ethics, self-governed by a professional body, etc.
I have to admit with the current awareness of the importance of education; there are a higher percentage of professionals out there. But in the end, it’s the game of need versus supply. In the end, they have to increase the passing rates to comply with the demand of globalization.
In an ideal world, we wish everyone has equal rights, equal opportunity and equal share of the cake. But reality says otherwise. Hence, go on and fight with your best and grab every opportunity you can. Sitting back and complaining will only be a temporary measure as the topic can be “hot cakes” for a week or two.. and then shelved into archive – forgotten while your heart is still angry for blood.
I know… a year of studying, sacrificing time with family, juggling with work, forking out money on tutorial, enduring mental anguish and torment for waiting for almost half a year to know the results. Then to start all over again, I salute to those who have consistently re-sit their exam papers year after year to obtain their professional qualifications. You’re brave and strong! Please persevere! You can do it!
And when you do it, a note of caution, use your professionalism wisely – whatever you gain, you can easily lose it to.
~Dedicated to all my dearest friends in the field who are going through similar conditions~