GUA MUSANG: Despite being visually impaired, Sekolah Menengah Sains Gua Musang student, Nurul Izatul Husna Ismaliah, beat the odds and scored 9As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination.
Nurul Izatul Husna, 18, said she developed amblyopia, or lazy eye, when she was three years old, causing her to have blurred vision in her left eye despite wearing a contact lens with a high-power prescription.
This forced her to rely on her right eye, which has normal vision, to see and learn.
"Alhamdulillah, even with only one best eye, I can still learn well and absorb all the knowledge from my teachers.
"This disability will not stop me from pursuing my ambition to become a lecturer," she told reporters after collecting her results at her school today (June 8).
She scored A+ in Bahasa Melayu, Islamic Education, History, Mathematics and Physics, and As in English, Additional Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology.
Elaborating on her success, Nurul Izatul Husna said she was fully focused in class and spent three hours a day doing revision.
"I studied independently and used the exercises provided by the teachers. Today's result was a surprise for me because I only scored five As in the trial," she said.
Her father, Ismaliah Abd Rahman, 45, said the excellent result is a starting point for his daughter to pursue her dream of continuing her studies in Edinburgh, Scotland.
"Alhamdulillah, although she has vision problems, Allah has blessed her with a good memory since she was a child," he said. - Bernama