HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENT AMONG TOP SPM ACHIEVERS

IPOH, March 21 (Bernama) -- A hearing disability did not prevent Kang Kia

Chun of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Raja Muda Musa, Teluk Intan from

achieving 9As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

The special education student''s father, Kang Siang Poh, 46, told reporters

that his son revised five hours a day, when met after the announcement of the

examination results here today.

Meanwhile, Rozeliana Harun of SMK Slim River, an Orang Asli scored excellent

results with 6A+ and 3Bs.

She is from the Suku Semelai tribe, in Bera, Pahang and daughter of General

Operations Force Corp Harun Narit.

A total of 39,362 candidates sat for the exam in Perak and 1,064 of them

obtained excellent grades with 42 scoring the highest grades possible.

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SPM-STUDENTS 2 (LAST) IPOH & KUCHING

Over in Kuching the high achievers with 11A+, were Ling Jin Hin from SMK

Sungai Maong, Alicia Cheong Yan Qiu (SMK Jalan Arang), Alvin Tan Yang Xian (SMK

Batu Lintang) and Nicholas Law Lee Wei (SMK Methodist Sibu).

A consistent study timetable and her parents'' prayers appeared to be the

keys to Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah College student Nor Hidayah Abdul

Rahman''s achievement of 10A+.

During the announcement of the results for Sarawak, State education director

Abdillah Adam said that on the whole the state''s candidates obtained encouraging

results for the 2011 exam with 48 students scoring A+ compared to 36 in 2010.

The 2011 exam also saw a 91.71 per cent pass rate with 34,649 of the 38,727

candidates meeting the minimum requirement of passing Bahasa Malaysia.

Abdillah further announced that the top three schools in the state based on

grade point average were SM Sains Kuching (1.82), SM Sains Miri (1.86) and Datuk

Patinggi Abang Haji Abdillah College (2.22).

--BERNAMA

TAS MUN AZM PA

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