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An uphill climb

Lyna Mohammad

More than 300 Year 10 and Year 11 Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School’s students were feted at a Haflut Takharruj (convocation ceremony), held at the school’s multipurpose hall, for their academic achievement recently.

During the ceremony, the Bulletin had the opportunity to interview the graduates including Best Overall Student Hajah Nurul Anishah Khairina binti Dr Haji Rozaiman.

Hajah Nurul Anishah Khairina said the main factor for her achievement is that she actively participates in competitions.

She said that she finds it challenging for her to revise during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Alhamdulillah she managed to pull through just before the exams.

On her favourite subjects, Hajah Nurul Anishah Khairina shared that she loves mathematics because of how challenging it is. She also believes that reading Al-Quran daily can guide people to be on the right path and that people can use it as a reference whenever they faced any difficulties in life.

Being awarded as the Best Overall Student makes her determined to pursue her studies in Jordan.

Graduates during the convocation ceremony. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD
ABOVE & BELOW: Hajah Nurul Anishah Khairina binti Dr Haji Rozaiman, Irdina binti Adi Rani Soffian, and Noor Rania binti Dr Supri

To her fellow schoolmates who are yet to graduate, Hajah Nurul Anishah Khairina advised them to never give up because it can be their fuel to reach their goals.

Another graduate, Irdina binti Adi Rani Soffian, said that online classes during the second wave was quite challenging because she lost her motivation as it was difficult for her to concentrate as there were many distractions.

Following her graduation, Irdina plans to continue her studies at Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre (PTES), where she will study biology, chemistry, mathematics and general paper.

“Currently I have no specific career in mind but I am looking forward to do what I love and make my parents proud.”

Noor Rania binti Dr Supri is looking at becoming a translator hence she is pursuing her studies at the Hassanal Bolkiah Boys Arabic Secondary School (SMALHB) taking up lughah Arabiah (Arabic language). She hopes to gain a better understanding of the language. After graduating from Pre-University at SMALHB, she plans to study at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) or if there is an opportunity for her, she wish to pursue her studies in Cairo, Egypt.

On the challenges that she faced, Noor Rania finds it difficult for her to study online during the second wave as she had a hard time adapting and was easily distracted.

Noor Rania said that there a few things she likes about studying in an Arabic school and one of it is that they get to study more subjects than other schools and have more choices on what they want to do in the future.