| Lyna Mohamad |
THE journey to success involves full commitment, discipline, and perseverance. These together with the continuous support of parents in monitoring the academic progress of their children ensures success, Principal of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School Chong Li Chen said yesterday.
She made these comments at the award presentation ceremony for BC-GCE ‘O’ Level 2018 examination high achievers at the multipurpose hall of the school.
The guest of honour Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak presented awards to 37 high achievers.
The Best Student Award went to Awangku Mohd Nukman Syauqi bin Pengiran Mohd Salimin.
The permanent secretary who is also the honorary member of the school’s Board of Governors hoped that the achievement of the recipients will encourage other students in the future.
She added that joint effort and cooperation from all parties, in particular parents and teachers, will ensure students to score high.
She also referred to the various changes the school implemented to achieve an effective teaching and learning system.
The principal highlighted that the school saw an improvement in the ‘O’ Level results last year with a record of 15 students achieving nine ‘O’ Levels and 37 students out of 62 students or 59.68 per cent achieving at least five ‘O’ Levels compared to the 55.7 per cent in 2017.
She added that this was an encouraging improvement of four per cent while credit percentage achieved in most subjects have shown improvements from one to 30 per cent, with students achieving a result of 100 per cent credits in Biology.
She said the school has always provided a healthy and conducive environment for students to grow and it has given equal opportunities to all the students to realise their true potential to face the challenges once they complete their studies.
The principal also reminded the students that academic excellence alone is not enough for a secured future but they should have good moral values as well.
Awangku Mohd Nukman has done extremely well and did the school proud by achieving nine straight As with 8A* and an A, a record for the school.
Former head prefect Awangku Mohd Nukman also did extremely well in co-curricular activities and participated in many inter-school competitions and brought glory to the school.
Under his leadership, he spearheaded many activities such as Kelas Ku Sayang cleanliness competition as well as internal English and Bahasa Melayu oratory competition.
He has set a high benchmark and is a role model for other students.
In his speech representing the achievers, he noted that the past two years at the school has taught him lessons that are valuable to life, one of which is that success goes hand-in-hand with determination.