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First things first, congratulations to all high school graduates.
For the ones who got straight A's, congratulations, you've earned it. Hard work and effort pays, don't forget that. To the ones who didn't do so well, cheer up. Mark Zuckerberg didn't complete college, neither did Bill Gates. Even Neil deGrasse Tyson famously said that your GPA rapidly becomes irrelevant
in your life. Yes, we're contradicting ourselves but what we're trying to say is that regardless of your results, this is just a tiny ripple in the ocean of the rest of your life.
According to the news on Yahoo
the National Average Grade has improved, scoring a 5.10 compared to 5.15 in 2015 (lower scores are better) but the amount of straight A students has decreased from 9,721 in 2015 to 8,647 in 2016. Similarly only 102 students earned straight A+, compared to 163 students in 2015.
Of the 434,535 students who took the SPM examinations, 21.6% did not
pass their SPM examinations. 93,837 students did not graduate high school this year.
To put that into context, you couldn't fit all 90,000 students into the Bukit Jalil Stadium. A studium full of students will not have a certificate of graduation this year
Of the total students that took SPM this year, straight A students make up 1.99%. Let's make that 2%. You high achieving 2-percent-ters got a lot to look forward to. Now sit back and think about why you put in all that effort and where you're going to channel your talents into next. To the 21.6%, this is not the end. To the rest of you slightly in the middle, let this quote by Mark Twain inform your future decisions:
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education"