KOTA KINABALU: SPM high scorer Muhammad Nabil Izzat Mohammad Talip may find it hard to communicate or speak to people, even his parents – but that has never prevented the 18-year-old from excelling in his studies.
The 18-year-old, who achieved five As and one B in the SPM exam, takes some time to respond when spoken to and usually gives just a one- or two-word answer.
"Nabil has always been a top scorer in school – even since his primary school days," said his mother Siti Napsiah Kiflin when met at SMK Agama Kota Kinabalu here on Thursday (June 8).
She said apart from his speech issues, the second of five siblings did not have learning difficulties and is always proud to show how well he does in school.
Siti Napsiah said her son is among several students from the special education category who achieved good results in their 2022 SPM exam.
She said apart from always coming home with good academic results, Muhammad Nabil also represented the country in the Global Information Technology Challenge (GITC) last year.
She said her son loves information technology and communication subjects and wishes to pursue his studies in this field.
He also loves learning mathematics, science and English, she said.
Asked to share tips on how to excel academically, Muhammad Nabil said he pays full attention in class and takes an interest in the subject he is learning.