New Straits Times
VISUALLY-IMPAIRED SCORERS CELEBRATE
They overcame challenges, disability to excel in examination
VISUALLY-IMPAIRED candidates were among those who excelled in their Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examinations.
In Bukit Mertajam, despite suffering from keratoconus, which causes distorted vision, Mohamad Amir Sukardi scored 3As and 1C, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.42.
He obtained A- in General Studies and Malay Studies, Business Studies (A) and a C+ for Economics.
The SMK Penanti student had to read the examination papers at a distance of two inches.
“I always tell myself that this disease should not be an obstacle for me to do well in my studies,” said the 20-year-old yesterday.
In Putrajaya, St John Institution Kuala Lumpur student Nurul Syahida Zainun Abidin obtained A in four subjects and a CGPA of 4.0. The 20-year-old lost her vision when she was 9.
“I spent three hours studying every day. I plan to further my studies in history at Universiti Malaya (UM),” she said after receiving an STPM best student award at Putrajaya Marriot Hotel here.
Education Minister Datuk Seri
Mahdzir Khalid handed STPM best student awards to 22 candidates. He presented Malaysian University English Test Best Students award to three recipients.
In Tumpat, short-sightedness was not a hindrance to Muhammad Nor Hafiz Razali from SMK
The 20-year-old scored a CGPA of 2.92 after scoring B in three subjects — General Studies, Malay and Geography. He got a C + in History.