VISUALLY impaired Ain Nadiah Jamal Hurri has emerged as one of Perak’s most excellent students in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) for candidates with special needs.
Ain, 12, from SK Tanjung Rambutan whose favourite subject is English, said she was not expecting her results of 5As at all.
She said, during her trial exams, she got 4As and 1B, and she was shocked and excited when she saw her results slip.
“Despite my condition, I am able to achieve such good results, and I thank my parents and teachers for their continuous support.
“I studied at least four hours in a day, and only attended extra classes in school. However I did not miss my prayers,” she said after receiving her results at her school yesterday.
Ain’s parents retired soldier Jamal Hurri Jalaludin, 52, and her mother, Roslina Talip, 47, a housewife were also present.
Roslina said, when Ain Nadiah, the youngest of four siblings, was only nine-months-old she had fallen from a bed.
“However we did not think much of it, until at the age of six, her kindergarten teacher noticed that she had some form of vision problem.
“When we sought treatment, the doctor said my daughter was required an operation, as she suffered from severe cataracts,” she said, adding that even the spectacles that Ain Nadiah wears do not help much with her vision.
Ain Nadiah said the examination papers provided to her were printed in a larger font to make it easier for her to see.
“I want to study hard despite my disability, and become a lecturer some day,” she added.
Over at SK Pulau Padang, in Perak Tengah another visually impaired student also scored 5As.
Mohamad Ramdhan Mohamad Jamal was born with vision problems.
The oldest of four siblings strived hard to achieve good results despite not attending any tuition classes.
Mohamad Ramdhan was not at the school to receive his results as he had gone for a school trip to Kuala Lumpur.
His father Mohamad Jamal Baharudin, 46, a lorry driver said he constantly advised his son to never use the excuse of his disability to prevent him from achieving success.
“I always tell him that we are poor people, and that I can never afford to send him for tuition classes, and therefore he must focus 100% during classes in school,” he added.
Mohamad Jamal said when he saw his son’s results he was shocked because, during the trials he only managed to get one A, and the rest were all Bs.
“When I called my son in Kuala Lumpur to inform him about the results, he was equally shocked,” he added.
Another student from SK Tanjung Rambutan who scored 5As, Tajul Amirun Najwan Tajul Badarul Hisham said he almost gave up on the though of getting 5As.
This he said was because during his trials, he only managed to get 4As and 1B.
“I got a B in English and did a lot of English exercises at home, and also read storybooks.
“I even spoke in English with my parents at home, and I am glad that my efforts paid off,” he added.
His friend Mohd Harith Saharudin said his mother who was a teacher in the same school never once pressured him to score 5As.
“She used to always tell me to do my best if I wanted to be successful,” said, Mohd Harith who also scored 5As.
Earlier in a press conference, state Education Director Rozi Puteh Ismail, said a total of 35,364 students in the state sat for the UPSR this year.
He said there was an increase of 0.74% of student achieving full As.
“Last year a total of 2,847 students achieved all As compared to, 2,929 this year.
“For those who obtained Grade A, B and C, there was a slight decrease of 0.69% compared to last year,” he added.