JOHOR BARU: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates here are looking forward to returning to school and enjoying a more conducive learning environment.
Teo Qi Xiang, a student in Foon Yew High School, Kulai, said he prefers to study in a physical classroom where he can easily interact with his friends and teachers.
“I find it a lot harder to study and prepare for the SPM at home. I also take a longer time understanding and revising the topics I am studying,” he said in an interview here.
“I am worried about how this would affect my studies, especially since the SPM exam is just a few months away.”
SMK Taman Tun Aminah student A. Vinmughil, 17, said she was worried about having to make her final preparations for the SPM at home.
“The SPM is a very important examination for us and I really hope to have enough time to study at school, where there are fewer distractions, at least a few months before the exam.
“While I hope to be fully vaccinated before going back to school, I do not mind returning before getting the vaccine as long as everyone does their part and follow the standard operating procedures (SOP),” she added.
Infant Jesus Convent Johor Baru student G. Jaswiytha, 17, said she hopes vaccination for people her age would be carried out soon so that she can return to school safely.
“I am really looking forward to going back to school, as I find it easier to focus on my studies in a classroom setting.
“The poor Internet connection at home, especially when my other siblings are also having their classes at the same time, also makes online classes more challenging.
“I hope the vaccination can be carried out as soon as possible so that I can go back to school with less risk of contracting Covid-19,” she added.
Jaswiytha said she would only go back to school when she is fully vaccinated, she said.
“As much as I miss school and look forward to returning to my classroom, I think it is important for me to be fully vaccinated first, especially as the number of cases in Johor is still high,” she added.