Monday, June 1, 2009

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USM’s blunder irks parents and students



GEORGE TOWN: An online blunder by apex-status Universiti Sains Malaysia in its first direct intake of undergraduates led to some 200 irate parents and applicants causing a ruckus here yesterday.

The error resulted in 4,574 students being wrongly informed that they had obtained places at the university.

Red-faced university officials apologised for their mistake when confronted by hollering parents and applicants, some sobbing.

The university had on Friday mistakenly uploaded the names of 8,173 applicants who had met the minimum criteria, stating they were successful in their application although the list should only contain the names of 3,599 eligible students.

The “successful” 8,173 were told to confirm their places with the university by 5pm yesterday.

Applicants and parents starting arriving at the university at 9am yesterday to confirm their places but were told of the mistake.

Tempers flared as parents, some of whom had travelled from other states for the registration, argued with registrar officers.

Acting vice-chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) Prof Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal apologised for the mistake which he blamed on the university.

“The 8,173 names that appeared on the website on Friday were the shortlisted candidates who had met the minimum criteria out of the 22,000 students who applied to USM,” he said at a press conference yesterday.

“We realised our mistake at about 3pm on Saturday and took two hours to rectify the problem.

“By 5pm, only the successful applicants were notified through the website. We also followed up with SMSes and phone calls,” he added. USM was granted the apex status last September, thus allowing it to select its students directly.

Prof Ahmad said the mistake occurred as the university was in a “haste” to prepare the list of successful applicants for the Higher Education Ministry.

Higher Education Department director-general Datuk Prof Radin Umar Radin Sohadi said students who could not get a place at USM would be placed into the University Admission Unit’s (UPU) main pool for selection into other public universities.

A parent, M.T. Cheah, 56, who came from Taiping, Perak, said he could not believe that a university with an apex status could have committed such a mistake.

“My daughter has no appetite to take her breakfast and dinner. The university gave her hope a day earlier but crushed it the next day,” he said.

Another parent, who only wanted to be known as Lim, said his daughter also found her name among the list of successful applicants on Friday.

“We were so happy but only for a day,” said Lim, 49, when met in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

His daughter clicked her acceptance for the dentistry course and an acknowledgement notice appeared on the website,” said Lim.

But on Saturday, the Tunku Abdul Rahman college student went into the website again and found that her name was no longer on the list.

“Today (Sunday), she received an SMS stating that she did not get a place (in USM).”




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11 comments:

Mak Su said...

payahnyer :(

Purple Crayon said...

adakah kemaafan boleh menutup segala yg berlaku?dlm kes mcm ni, dpt bayangkan betapa hancur dan luluhnya hati ibu bapa,si anak,sedara, makcik, jiran malah satu kampung.takperlah ada rezeki masuk universiti lain pulak lps ni......harap tak jadi lagihal ni.tp kalau nak squeeze tempat ada kut sikit2 boleh masuk...bukan semua yg ada tempat di univ itu sebenarnya layak banding dgn prg yg tak dpt...maaf kata2 ini...off record!

pusat said...

mcm mana boleh silap... alasan tak munasabah ler...

takkan tak semak dulu...

leh kena saman nih... kos transport, kos beli kalkulater, kos beli baju, kos beli buku, kos malu, kos perubatan, kos kaunseling, kos penerangan pada sedara, kos rendah, kos sederhana, kos mewah... huhuhu

rynas said...

huh..cam ner leh jd lagu tuh..kesilapan manusiakan..kesiannya dengan harapan yg menggunung tinggi itu

stomek said...

silap...betulkan..

Rozita said...

camne tu?

ennieva fauzi said...

apa cerita USM ni Tan? aduh...kena la perbetulkan...apapun, USM tetap di hati ku :)

U-jin said...

adoi tamparan hebat ni...suka jadi duka ni...aiseh silly mistake ni..huhuh..siannye

intan.dayana said...

mmg sgt kesian pd student2 tuh..

Anonymous said...

UPU penah dulu jadik gini..org tak lompat..mak nyah aku tak dpt gi haji sbb janji palsu tabung aji..idak le smpi masuk paper..tp sbb isu yg dah pon selesai within 24hr nih..ramai lak yg condemn..manusia kan..yg aku tak puas ati, hanya satu bangsa tu jer yg bising..

@LiYaNNuaR said...

aku dah jadik student situ lerrr... aterrrr???