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Girl achieves excellent UPSR results after burning midnight oil

Last Update: 21/11/2019

KOTA BHARU, Nov 21 -- In the pursuit of excellence, a student’s willingness to sacrifice her sleep to revise the lessons proved to be a worthwhile effort as she has achieved excellent results in the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR).

Dinie Amilie Mohd Fakharuddin of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Datu 'Hashim is among the eight students of the school who excelled in all subjects in the UPSR.

The third of four siblings said that two weeks before the examination, she sacrificed her sleep and burnt the midnight oil to study until 2am.

"I only slept for about 3 hours after revising my studies until 2am before getting up at 5.30am to go to school," she said when met at SK Datu 'Hashim here today.

Dinie said she had no secret recipe for success except paying full attention in the classroom and doing constant revision.

She said focusing in the classroom was important because it would ensure what the teacher was teaching could be easily understood.

“I concentrated on learning in the classroom besides conducting systematic revision methods and performing dhuha prayers twice a week in school as well as solat hajat (prayer of need).

“Group learning also helped as my colleagues and I were able to explain the subject matter to each other,” she said.

She plans to continue her studies at Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra and aspires to be a medical doctor.

SK Datu Hashim principal Hamidah Che Abdul Hamid, who was present, said she was happy with the increase in the percentage of students with straight A’s.

"This year, eight pupils excelled in all UPSR subjects compared to six students last year while the minimum pass percentage increased to 78.53 from 73.87 per cent last year," she said.



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