This year, teachers of secondary school (aka high school) in charge of marking SPM (the test for getting into college) papers would not spend Christmas with their families, mine included.
These teachers would be on lock down in designated hotels.
Oh sure, they have a few hours off on Christmas day, but with only a few days before Christmas to start (must be finished within 10 days) and hundreds maybe even thousands of papers for each teacher...the pressure to finish marking and skip Christmas is there.
Before, teachers would mark SPM papers much earlier before Christmas.
Its works until a few papers got lost, and the student wanted to sue the guys in charge.
And therefore this arrangement.
I get the part of a lock down marking papers BUT WHY IN THE WORLD IN THE MIDDLE OF CHRISTMAS?!
Setting the date much EARLIER would be no problem for the teachers.
There were some weeks of freedom before Christmas came.
WHY DID 'THEY' RUINED CHRISTMAS???
Note: This question is of Malaysia if you haven't noticed. The land of...biased rules.
And yes, I should have posted the question much earlier but my cpu crashed.