Visual impairment no barrier to excel in SPM

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Jun 2023

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

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

SPM , education , visual impairment


Next In Nation

Open payment system on 11 highways officially begins today
No contest for top five posts in PAS party polls
Sabah raises tertiary scholarship fund to RM101mil
Defence Ministry gives land in Skudai to build Hospital Sultanah Aminah 2
15 Jitra shophouses destroyed in 1am blaze
PM: Govt doing its best to help people cope with rising prices of goods
Three friends face death penalty for drug trafficking
Six S'ban hospital workers nabbed for bribery
23 couples say 'I do' at mass wedding in Penang
Floods: Penang braces for cuts as Sg Muda water turns muddy again

Others Also Read