Saturday, March 14, 2009

SPM 2008: Record 20 As for top scorer student

Nik Nur Madihah of SMA Maahad Muhammadi Kota Baru, who scored 19 1As and a 2A, shows her fisherman father, Nik Mohd Kamal Husin, her results. - NST picture by ZAMAN HURI ISA

By : Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

KOTA BARU: Nik Nur Madihah Nik Mohd Kamal is the top Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia scorer with 20 As.

The 18-year-old student of SM (Agama) Maahad Muhammadi Kota Baru obtained 19 1As and one 2A.

The eldest of four siblings, from Kampung Parang Puting near Pantai Sabak, said the three-day SKOR seminar, organised by Berita Harian which she attended last year, helped her a lot in answering questions on subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Bahasa Melayu.

"I did not miss any tuition classes and group studies which the school organised as I could not afford to take private tuition with my parents small income."

Her father is a fisherman and her mother is a cleaner.

Her results were announced by state Islamic Development, Education and Dakwah Committee chairman Mohd Amar Abdullah at the school yesterday.

Nik Nur Madihah said her father, Nik Mohd Kamal Husin, 42, and mother Mariani Omar, 40, had also encouraged her to do well.

"I plan to further my studies overseas so that I can help my parents and my siblings in the future."

Akira Wong Neng Chun, of SMK Tung Hua in Sibu, scored 16 As, as did best friends Lim Shu Yong and Tan Chin Huat of SMJK Yoke Kuan in Sekinchan.

Bernama reports that Lim and Tan attributed their success to the fact that they had done revision together and paid attention in class.

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