Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) College saw a 5.79 per cent increase in students achieving five GCE ‘O’ Levels or higher in 2019 compared to 2018.
The dedication shown by students to attend extra classes or tuitions and other academic programmes organised by the schools as part of their revisions prior to the public examinations led to the achievement.
This was highlighted by Senior Academic Teacher from SOAS College Leziana binti Abdullah, in her capacity as chairperson of SOAS College Graduation Day held yesterday at the school’s main hall.
Present as the guest of honour was Senior Executive Officer from Insurans Islam TAIB General Takaful Sdn Bhd who subsequently presented prizes and certificates to 60 students who have excelled in their GCE ‘O’ Level and IGSCE examinations.
Out of the total, 11 students achieved nine GCE ‘O’ Levels and another 11 students, eight GCE ‘O’ Levels.
Earlier on, about 20 Pearson BTEC Diploma and Pre-Vocational students received prizes and certificates together with 50 students for their progress assessment.
Other prizes include the Principal Awards along with recognition to Year 8 and Year 11 subject teachers.
The annual academic excellence award ceremony was to recognise students’ achievements and to share that with their parents and peers.
The chairperson hoped that recipients would continue to improve their academic achievement and improve their self-sufficiency over time achieve greater success in preparation for learning at the higher education institutions and joining the workforce later.
She also acknowledged the efforts by the teaching staff as well as parents to prepare students for the examination last year.