Di Bawoh Rang Ikang Kering
Random Ramblings of A Retired Retainer


Friday, May 13, 2005
This picture was taken using the Zire 71. My Media Planning students are struggling with their paper. In the background are some of my Special Events & Risk Management students sitting for their Corporate Writing paper.

Today (Friday) is the last day of the exam and I am not sure if I will see my students again. I wish them luck in their next semester. They do not have to worry too much about their exam. Most of the marks will come from their assignments and projects.
Do you remember your first written exam? I do. My first written exam was when I was in Sekolah Melayu Paya Bunga. The exam was to get into Special Malay Class. The exam was held in another school, Sekolah Melayu Tengku Ampuan Mariam. I passed the exam, like all exams after that. The last written exam I took was a TOEFL test at University Malaya as a requirement to go to Souther Illinois University, Carbondale. I passed the test with flying colours but I didn't get to SIU because I did not get a scholarship but that is another story.

Now Civil Servants have to sit for an exam every now and then. Well, officials (or Mandarins) in olden Imperial China had to sit for a tough exam before they can serve the Emperor. Before I joined RTM, I had to sit for an exam too. After I was in, there was no more exam. I got to set questions for exams though and auditioned would be announcers.

Problems with exams are numerous. One of them is, somebody has to mark the papers. Let me do that first.

Have a good weekend!