As of today (Wednesday. 20th January), schools are now officially reopening only for SPM and STPM 2020 candidates, amid the whopping number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia.
However, the recent news about 18 students being tested positive for Covid-19 in Sabah has in turn sparked a major concern among students. This prompted former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq to come up with a padlet link for them to pour out their thoughts about the government’s decision on his Twitter. He also accompanied his tweet with the hashtag “#SuaraPelajar” (voices of students).
Dah ada 18 pelajar positif COVID-19 di Sabah. Menteri Pendidikan tetap akan buka sekolah untuk calon SPM & STPM esok.
Saya perlukan bantuan anda semua untuk mengumpul suara pelajar di Padlet & gesa KPM untuk dengar.
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) January 19, 2021
Soon after, the hashtag “#SuaraPelajar” (voice of students) became a trending topic on Twitter not long after he posted his tweet. In this case, many of them expressed their opinions about sitting for exams in this current pandemic situation.
Most students have been fighting for their voices to be heard because they are worried and afraid of being infected when sitting for exams. After all, they are not required to undergo swab test for Covid-19. Apart from that, others also called for the government to provide a better solution to the matter.
‘We are the future pillars of this country and we shouldn’t be treated like this. 3000+ Covid-19 cases per day is dangerous. No students should risk their health / sacrifice their lives just for an examination during pandemic. We need to fight and we need to be heard!” Twitter user @JiaZhe49383286 wrote.
Feel free to read some of their thoughts here:
Soo whatt still need going to school while pandemics is almost kill us all and being surrounded if one of the students suddenly bring that virus to school even dia tktau then semua dpt virus tu then they only have about two three weeks left from spm?? #suarapelajar https://t.co/oGyZ6jAgGP
— Heydidi (@highdyzz) January 19, 2021
I lagi suka f2f than online classes but bukan mcm ni lol. Risking our life for a piece of paper dgn case sdh 3K++ Cmon kpm you can do better than this. #SuaraPelajar
— nad (@wndhrh16) January 19, 2021
reading the notes left the students in YB's link srsly broke my heart alot and i also realized that even if I wasnt writing and uploading what I feel the other students already are. Tbh, what's so hard for them to listen to us? Students barely ever try to speak up this loudly.
— farah (@hottieties) January 19, 2021
We are the future pillars of this country and we shouldn’t be treated like this. 3000+ COVID-19 cases per day is dangerous. No students should risk their health / sacrifice their lives just for an examination during pandemic. We need to fight and we need to be heard!#SuaraPelajar
— Jia Zhe (@jiazheyeap) January 19, 2021
What do you think about this whole situation? Feel free to sound off in the comments. :)
Featured Image: Utusan.