ACCOLADE: High achievers rewarded for excellence with national scholarships
KUALA LUMPUR: FIFTY students who scored straight-A+ were awarded national scholarships for their outstanding performance in the 2012 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
The scholarships will enable the students to pay for their pre-university and degree courses locally or abroad.
Speaking at the award ceremony yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin expressed his joy over the recipients’ excellent results which portrayed the commitment and positive attitude towards producing high quality students.
“I am very proud and wish to congratulate the scholarship recipients for their hard work and tenacity in getting excellent results in the 2012 SPM results.”
Muhyiddin said well-rounded human capital, such as the high achievers who received the scholarships yesterday, would ensure the nation’s human resources met the demands of the market in order to compete internationally.
“We hope the scholarships will encourage educational institutions, teachers, parents and students to continue to play their part in the development of students in a holistic manner.
“A balanced human capital will ensure our workforce remains relevant to the needs of the current market and will enable them to compete in the international arena,” he said before presenting the students with their offer letters here.
This year, the government had increased the number of recipients from 30 to cater to the increase in the number of high achievers and to provide financial support for them.
One of the recipients, Joy Hii Mei Xin, 18, from Miri, Sarawak said she planned to further her studies in Actuarial Science.
“I am thankful for the scholarship and it will definitely help to ease my family’s burden.”
Another recipient, Chaundaryaa Chandran, 18, from Seremban, Negri Sembilan, said she was very grateful for the scholarship as she was not from a well-off family.
“The scholarship will provide me the means to further my studies overseas.”
Hoping to be a paediatrician, Zahin Adib Abd Rajat, 18, from SM Sains Kota Tinggi in Johor said he studied smart by making sure he stayed focused in class.
A total of 481 students scored A+ in all subjects in their 2012 SPM results while 15,793 scored straight As.-NST