JOHOR BARU: The long wait for some 49, 472 SPM 2020 candidates in Johor has finally come to an end after they received their results online.
SMK Infant Jesus Convent Johor Baru student Chloe Ling Chun Fern said she aimed for straight As but did not expect to get all A+ for all nine subjects.
“I was overjoyed and spent about 15 minutes trying to check my results online with my sister, ” said Chloe, who is the third of four siblings.
Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Mersing Tuan Adam Syakir Tuan Ismail said he could not sleep the night before the announcement.
“I was nervous. I wanted to get all As but I did not expect it to come true.
“It was a relief, especially as I was studying online for a few months due to the pandemic.
“It was challenging to study at home as I was used to studying in my hostel with my classmates, ” said Tuan Adam, who obtained six A+.
V. Dessvenah from SMK Taman Tun Aminah, who got 10As and one D, said she was grateful to her teachers, family and friends.
“I could not have done it without their support. I was very nervous due to the high expectations of me.
“I did not want to disappoint my teachers and parents, ” she said.
State Education, Information, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang said 88.13% qualified to receive their certificates.
“The percentage increased by 1.7% from 86.43% in 2019. The average national grade remains at 4.68, ” he said.
In Ipoh, SMK Jalan Tasek student Nelson Loke Weng Hong was so anxious that he did not get a good night’s sleep.
When he got the results, he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.
Nelson scored 6A+, 2As, and 1A-.
“It was my target to get full As. I am so ecstatic and excited, ” said the 18-year-old from Taman Bercham Idaman.
Nelson said he spent about four to five hours on revision.
“I am quite IT savvy. It is also important to listen attentively, ” he said, adding that he had applied to further his studies in matriculation programmes.
“If I’m not accepted, then I’ll go to Form Six, ” he said, adding that his ambition was to become a doctor or a pharmacist.
Muhammad Amirul Mohd Akhzar from MRSM Taiping said he did not expect to get 3A+ and 6As.
“I didn’t even get straight As during my trial exams.
“I’m really happy that my hard work has paid off, ” said the second of four siblings, who aspires to be an engineer.
Perak Education Committee chairman Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud said 24, 789 students would receive their SPM certificates, with 690 of them scoring all As.