TWO groups of undergraduates from Chinese-medium schools did not find themselves disadvantaged when it came to following lectures in English and excelling in their exams.
In fact, one group made it to the Dean's list and another to the President's list for their outstanding academic achievements at Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).
Chia Jian Ping from Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur; Wee Teck Soon from Papar Middle School, Sabah; and Ho Ruo Lin from Tsun High School, Kuala Lumpur; did so well in the first semester exams that they made the President's List. Both Teck Soon and Ruo Lin are pursuing a bachelor's degree (honours) in accounting.
Said Ruo Lin: I was advised by my relatives to sign up for this course. They said that accounting graduates have good job prospects.
On the Dean's list are Yeoh Poh Hua and Chong Mei Yee, both from Kuen Cheng Girls' High School in Kuala Lumpur and currently pursuing a business administration degree course at UTAR.
They said they did not experience any difficulty in understanding the lectures or keeping up with the workload.
Both groups of students who took the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) as the pre-university exam attributed their success to the easy-to-understand lectures and good library resources.