Curtailing short cuts to degrees

Having sat for the SPM (Malaysian Certificate of Education) in 2001, Laura Ong thought about doing Form Six. However, the offer of a scholarship for a professional programme at a private college soon made her change her mind. 

“My parents advised me to go to college. After all, there was no guarantee that I would get into a public university after the STPM (Malay-sian Higher School Certificate). 

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