Izah Azahari & Adib Noor
Some 64 students were feted during the Berakas Secondary School BC-GCE ‘O’ Level and IGCSE Examination 2021 Award Ceremony at the school’s Anggerek Hall yesterday.
Head of Cluster 3 of the Department of Schools at the Ministry of Education Hajah Kamsiah binti Haji Md Yussof presented the awards as the guest of honour.
The awards were divided into five categories – students who achieved five credits and above in the October/November ‘O’ Level 2021 examinations; students who achieved full credits in the examinations; students who achieved A*; teachers who achieved A*; and the best student award, which went to Aien Aisyah binti Jefridin.
Berakas Secondary School principal Alexandar bin Bandang, along with teachers as well as parents and guardians of the celebrated students were also present at the event.
Meanwhile, 53 students of Katok Secondary School were celebrated in a graduation ceremony yesterday. Former head of Cluster 3 of the Department of Schools Siti Hawa binti Haji Md Noor was the guest of honour.
Certificates and awards were presented to students who excelled in the 2021 GCE ‘O’Level examinations.
Katok Secondary School principal Penroose Saleha binti Haji Mohd Salleh said 85 per cent of students have graduated from the secondary school to continue their education at higher institutions in the country.
She also touched on the challenges both students and teachers faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and congratulated both the graduating students and teachers for their success.
Award recipient Mohammad Syahir Deedat Al-Jufri bin Haji Mohamad Jufri, who achieved nine ‘O’ levels, said he is grateful for his achievement.
He said his motivation was derived from the recent loss of his father, who wished for him to succeed in life.
“My advice to students is to remain focussed in their studies and to always work hard to achieve their goals,” added Mohammad Syahir Deedat Al-Jufri, who is currently studying at Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College and aiming to pursue a career in mathematics.