A TOTAL of 68 students from Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, who scored 5As and above in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) were overjoyed to receive cash reward for their achievement.
Veronica Wang Wei and Chan Yan Yi, both 18, were the happiest as they received RM1,400 each for scoring 12As.
The 68 students were among 274 recipients who were offered the reward by Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng, who said it was an incentive to encourage them to further their studies.
Students in the 5As category were each given RM200.
For every additional A obtained, RM100 was added on.
Students who successfully achieved straight As were given an additional RM500 to their respective rewards based on the number of subjects they took for the exam.
Overall, more than RM150,000 was allocated for the programme.
The recipients and their parents were also treated to a sumptuous lunch at the restaurant where the cash presentation was held.
Banting assemblyman Lau Weng San, who also attended the event, advised SPM students to be ready to be more independent in making their own decisions.
“What occupation they choose later is entirely up to them.
“No matter what the students choose to be, they should contribute towards the common goal in making Malaysia a better and more developed country,” he said. — By REBEKAH TEO