BUKIT MERTAJAM: A pair of identical twins managed to score identical results for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).
Tan Xing Hong and Xing Han, from SMJK Jit Sin here each obtained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) score of 4.0.
The 20-year-olds scored As in Pengajian Am, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
Elder twin Xing Hong said he and his twin brother Xing Han would study together and share new information and knowledge with each other.
“Although we are in different classes in school, there is a healthy competition between us to do well in our studies.
“We usually attend tuition classes together and do our revision after dinner. After school, we will study from 3pm to 7pm before we have our dinner.
“Then we will continue studying until 11.30pm on weekdays.
“To strive for balance, we play computer games and sports during our free time, ” he said when met at SMJK Jit Sin here yesterday.
Xing Han said they would also discuss questions that they could not solve.
“We would ask our teachers or search for solutions online.
“Besides, we would go through our notes many times before the examination as we will learn something new every time we do revision.
“As for Mathematics, we would do exercises, ” he said.
The brothers agreed that it took them some time to get used to life in Form Six, especially when they were in their first semester.
“We were stressed out when we started Form Six.
“After seeing good results, we were motivated to work harder.
“We aspire to be engineers in the future, ” said Xing Han, adding that they preferred to pursue their studies at local universities.
SMJK Jit Sin has the highest number of candidates in Penang and also the most number of candidates achieving the ultimate CGPA of 4.0.
Meanwhile, visually impaired student Teoh Zhan Feng from Haji Zainul Abidin College scored a CGPA of 3.84. He scored A in Bahasa Melayu and Economics and A minus in Pengajian Am and Business Study.
In Penang, 60 out of 2,360 candidates who registered for STPM 2019 recorded a 4.0 CGPA.
State Education Department deputy director of student development sector Zahari Zakariah said the figure showed an increase of 19 candidates compared to only 41 last year.
“There are 11 schools in Penang that have achieved 100% pass in STPM 2019 and the state has achieved a CGPA of 2.79 for STPM 2019, ” he said.
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