STPM twins score 4.0 CGPA, dedicate success to dad

it’s not a celebration unless someone you love is there to feel happy with you, true?

Despite this, 20-year-old twin sisters, Nur A’dilah A’qilah and Nur A’liyah A’qilah Yahaya, have decided to put aside their sadness and proudly dedicated their Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) success to someone still missed and very dear to them who passed away of colon cancer last year.

The Kolej Tingkatan Enam Sultan Sallehuddin (KTESS) students who scored a high cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 said today after the results were announced at their school: Our success is specially dedicated to our father, Yahaya Yassin.

Nur A’liyah A’qilah said she is overjoyed that her sister is a top achiever, too, and that it is the result of the support and motivation they were given by family, teachers and friends.

The big sister to three other siblings who are living with their retired mum in Kampug Alor Pak Ngah said she wants to be an educator, while her sister is interested in Islamic banking and finance.

We hope to be in the same university because it won’t be easy to be apart. If this is not possible, we are (still) determined to do our best to achieve our ambition, she said.

Kedah Education Department director, Abd Aziz Selaiman, said that before this SPM leavers favoured continuing their tertiary education at institutions of higher learning but now we can see that Form 6 education is being viewed differently by society.

Success in the STPM is also consistent and rural schools are producing candidates who are able to score a CGPA of 4.0. The Ministry of Education’s initiative to create Form 6 colleges has spurred this improvement.

He said he was proud of KTESS and its achievement for two consecutive years with 12 students scoring a CGPA of 4.0.

He said that in the STPM 2019, 48 students scored a CGPA of 4.0 in the state, while in 2018, there were 54 students.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency