SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 28 (Bernama) — Nur Hidayah Abdullah, one of Kedah’s top students in the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) for 2016, attributed her success to hard work and prayers from her parents, teachers and friends.
Nur Hidayah, 20, emerged as one of the best students, scoring a national Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) of 4.00, as well as the best student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Mahawangsa, Jitra.
“For my Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results, I scored seven A’s but I didn’t apply for any placement at higher education institutions because I wanted to sit for my STPM. The sacrifice was worth it, looking at my results now,” she told Bernama at the ceremony to announce STPM results for Kedah and presentation of certificates to outstanding STPM students at SMK Che Tom, here today.
The students received their certificates from the state’s Deputy Director of Education, Sofaruddin Ismail.
Nur Hidayah, the third child of four siblings, said apart from hard work and prayers from loved ones, she also cited time management had played an important role in her success.
“I find the time to learn as I was more comfortable learning in the evening without interruption and eventually this success made me and my parents Abdullah Ismail, 67, and Zabedah Md Isa, 57, very happy.
“In addition, the diet should also be maintained and I avoided drinking beverages with ice and I also brought along a little notebook with me to help me doing revision at any time,” she said.