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STPM Sabah Students of Excellence share their success stories

Showing off her results
Showing off her results

PAPAR: Time management and a smart studying method are the key success for Jacquline Ebit, 20, a student from SM All Saints, Kota Kinabalu, for the STPM examination last year.

Chosen as one of the 16 students of excellence for STPM 2014 Sabah, the second child of four siblings, said that at home she will spend two hours for revision everyday and four hours during school holidays.

According to Jacquline, she never force herself to study excessively because two hours are more than enough, besides from focusing during learning session in class.

Normally before I begin my revision I will pray and I practice this since primary school until now. On Sunday I will not study, and use my weekends to rest my mind and do recreation,” said the student from Kg. Tiong Ratau, Tamparuli, when met at the STPM certificate of excellence presentation ceremony by Sabah Education Director, Datuk Jame Alip at SMK Takis Papar, here today.

With the success, Jacquline hopes to continue her study in Geography either in research profession or in local universities such as Universiti Malaya (UM) or Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).

I choose local universities because our tertiary education system is on par with other universities in other countries; There are many foreign students studying in Malaysia, such as in UMS. Besides, education cost will also be lower compared to studying abroad,” she said.

The student who is active in sports and a former vice captain for School Sports in her form five, said she became active in sports like hockey since form one, and always represent her school in competitions.

Previously Jacquline also received several awards from her school, including Humanities Student of Excellence award.

Meanwhile, Nur Afiqah Roslan, 20, from SM La Salle Kota Kinabalu, said she never expect to achieve excellent result and becomes one of the 16 students of excellence for STPM 2014.

Before I know the result, I was afraid and worried because I figure that my Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) does not reach 3.7, however I am grateful because I get a better result,” she said.

The oldest child from three siblings, said that her next plan is to continue her study in journalism.

O’Nell Abraham Gapitar, 20, a student from Maktab Sabah, said he is happy for his outstanding result and want to continue his education abroad. – SayangSabah

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