Schoolgirl soldiers on despite neurological disorder


BESUT: For Mohd Syamsu Izani Yaacob, there were no words to describe his sadness on seeing his daughter, who was previously active and enthusiastic, having to sit for her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination in a wheelchair.

The bulldozer operator said his daughter, Saniha, suffered from a neurological disorder last December, but wanted to sit for the examination despite her condition.

He believes his daughter’s mental strength would enable her to complete the entire examination.

“My eldest child cannot walk properly or stand for too long after receiving treatment at a Kuala Terengganu hospital last year, ” Mohd Syamsu said.“The situation occurred after the hospital took a spine sample fluid to identify the cause of her headaches and frequent fainting spells which she had been experiencing since last February.

“She suffered neck pains following the procedure, ” he said.

Yesterday, Mohd Syamsu, 41, sought permission from his daughter’s school, SMK Seri Bukit Puteri, to allow him to bring her into the examination hall to sit for the Bahasa Melayu Paper 1 and 2.

He is worried about her ability to answer the examination papers as she has not been focusing on her studies due to her illness.

Saniha is the eldest of two siblings – Muhammad Hilman, 15, and Safawati, 13.

Mohd Syamsu said Saniha was determined to sit for the examination this year as she wanted to further her studies in university.

Salina is one of the 86 candidates from SMK Seri Bukit Seri Bukit Puteri sitting for the 2020 SPM examination. — Bernama

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