PETALING JAYA: Students studying in Britain, who are back in Malaysia for their Easter break, are getting anxious as the continuing flight delays may make them miss examinations scheduled in May.
Some of them are depending on the speed of the Internet and the goodwill of friends to help them meet deadlines for projects, which contribute marks to their final examination results.
Tai Zee Kin, 22, a final-year law student at King's College University in London, managed to get his friends there to submit his project which was due yesterday.
Another 19-year-old student from Beneden Boarding school in Kent said if she could not be on the MAS flight this weekend, she would probably take the alternative flight to Rome as she has already missed a week of classes.
For Asian students, attendance contribute 10% of their final exam marks in her school.
"However, my situation is better compared to my schoolmates from Hong Kong. They are on a waiting list of more than 1,000 passengers as they are scheduled to fly off on May 2," said the A-Levels student.
Puteri Suraiya Afzan, 17, a first-year student at Chelthenham Ladies College, said the coming two weeks were important, as there would be additional tutoring and revision tips given for the May examinations.
Her friend, Gemma Lim, 18, a final-year A-Levels student at the same institution, was disappointed as both her flights, on Friday and Sunday, to London were cancelled.
"The airline has given me an alternative flight to Rome but I find it inconvenient as it cost a lot more for students with luggage.
"Our college has been giving revision and tutoring classes via the Internet. I find it difficult to keep up as I do not have any access to lecturers if I have any inquiries," she said.
An A-Levels student from Heathfield Boarding School, Natasha Wah Idris, 17, said she would have some difficulty catching up after a week of missing lessons.
Many students said the most frustrating part was the lack of information by the respective airlines.