Sunday, March 26, 2023

“Do you have a CGPA of 3.5 and above?” M’sian shares his bizarre story when requesting to join a group assignment

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Group assignments are one of the things that students hated most, especially if you are stuck with “freeloaders” who ride free on the team’s hard work.

Recently, Twitter user @emshafril took to social media to share how a group of students filter these “freeloaders” out from their assignments by checking every group member’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) before allowing them to join their team.

According to the conversation, it can be seen that Shafril was told that only those with a CGPA of 3.5 and above are allowed to join the group.

The requirement was a turn down for Shafril and he said he would no longer join the group as he probably didn’t fulfil the CGPA benchmark.

The tweet has since gone viral with over 14,200 likes, 6,500 retweets and hundreds of comments from netizens who were amused by the group’s move.

One netizen jokingly said the CGPA requirement was similar to how the human resource department often outlines during a job interview.

Meanwhile, some netizens pointed out that the CGPA is not an accurate measurement of one’s ability in group assignments.

“I have been in the same group with kids with higher CGPA, how did they get that CGPA? They free ride the shit out of their groupmates and take the supplementary in midterms and finals with medical notes. So yeah not all high CGPA holders are good for group work.” said a netizen.

“Believe it or not, some high CGPA kids had been stealing others’ ideas most of the time. Many of them were good at talking but not so when it comes to working. Some don’t even know how to use Zoom meeting. This happened to me quite a few times.” said another netizen.

What do you think about this method to filter “freeloaders” from joining a group assignment? Share your thoughts!

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