KOTA KINABALU: The lack of basic facilities at his school has made Nur Alib Hariyono, a student from SMK Langkon Kota Marudu, determined to prove that it is not an obstacle to achieve excellent result in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2014.
The youngest child of two siblings is grateful for being one of the 10 students of excellence for SPM 2014 after achieving 9A+, 1A, 1A- for his SPM result.
“The condition of the school has made me even more determined to study and compete with other students from urban areas. It also shows that even when the students of SMK Langkon have to share school facilities with SK Langkon Kota Marudu, this does not deter the teachers commitments in teaching and the students to achieve great results,” he said when met by reporters, here today.
Nur Alib, born in Kg. Langkon, achieved 4A,1B in his UPSR, 8A for PMR, and continues his streak of outstanding performance with 9A+,1A,1A- for SPM.
He is keen to become an aeronautic engineer, and plans to study abroad in engineering course if he receives a scholarship.
The 2014 Malaysia Green Foundation ambassador also said that he did his best by spending at least five hours for revision and homeworks.
“But it depends, since I have to help my parents with their business in the market,” he said, who also once represented his school for Green Technology conference at Uniten.
Meanwhile, another rural student, Muh Ilham fuad Awang Mohammad, 17, from SMK Matunggong Kudat, said he spend all his free time either in school or at home for study.
“I did not make a schedule for studying, but I spend my free time at school to do my homeworks and revision when I’m at home,” the student with 9A+,1A in SPM said.
Another student excelled in her SPM, Tan Wei Shan from Lok Yuk Kota Kinabalu with 10+,1A, said he always make sure that he understand what he learnt and not just memorizing.
About ten SPM 2014 candidates in the state achieved remarkable results. They are Tan Wei Shan from SMK Lok Yuk Kota Kinabalu (10A+,1A), idayu Mumtaz Iskandar from Maktab Sabah (A+,2A), Suren Vynn Chander from SM St. Joseph Papar (9A+, 1A,1A-), Nur Alib Hariyono from SMK Langkon Kota Marudu (9A+,1A,1A-), Ellen Chai Voon Kah and Janice Kwan Kah Weng from SMK Sung Siew Sandakan (9A+,1A,1A-), Noor Izzati Ambok Chening from SMK Agama Kota Kinabalu (9A+,1A,1B+), Mudh Ilham FUad awing Mohammad from SMK Matunggong Kudat (9A+,1A), Allysa Loo Zainal from SM Lok Yuk Kota Kinabalu (9A+,1A-), and Fatimah Matlin from SM Sains Lahad Datu (9A+). – SayangSabah