Koleq’s PMR result was not as disastrous as the previous posting – disastrous enough not to be at the top, but the 69 was not the number of people scoring straight As (otherwise it was a total disaster, as a number of day school sekolah agama in rural Kelantan scored more than 70 straight As), but the percentage. With SDAR still coming top in Malaysia with 79% straight As, I do not know how koleq fares in the ranking (although it seems Ministry is trying to de-emphasise on the ranking).
On top of that, STF and a few MRSM managed to produce more than one candidate in the top 25 (STF with 2 people, but one MRSM produced 3 top students), so even without the ranking (although definitely better than SDAR, SAS or TKC who did not have any), there is nothing to gloat about.
The top student in the country was actually my GM’s daughter, so I am sure he would still be on top of the world this coming week. How I wish PMR is announced around the time annual appraisal is done ha ha...
I will quit my unofficial role as an unofficial bearer of MCKK’s PMR result with some newspaper reports on the results (why does everyone interviewed have to tell how much hard work they put in?)
Harian Metro: Top scorers attribute it to hard work
Halim Saad (I am sure this is a different Halim Saad to Renong's)
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30:
For Mohd Ikhwan Ahmad Zhaki, there was no shortcut to obtaining 8As for his Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).
"It was all about hard work," said the 15-year-old from Yan, Kedah.
He said he spent hours every day revising the subjects months before the examination.
"I also paid attention during classes and that helped me a lot when revising the subjects," said the Malay College Kuala Kangsar student.
He said after studying hard, he had no problems answering the examination questions.
Mohd Ikhwan was among 25 students from all over the country who received certificates of appreciation from Malaysian Examination Syndicate for obtaining straight As in the PMR at its office in Jalan Duta yesterday.
Berita Harian: 25 calon PMR penuhi kriteria cemerlang
Oleh Syuhada Choo Abdullah dan Norhafzan Jaafar
SERAMAI 25 calon Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) tahun ini berjaya memenuhi kriteria cemerlang yang ditetapkan, dengan 13 daripada mereka dari sekolah menengah harian, manakala 12 lagi sekolah berasrama penuh (SBP).
Pelajar sekolah menengah harian ialah Afida Liyana Yahya dari Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tengku Panglima Perang Tengku Muhammad, Kuantan, Pahang, yang juga pendahulu senarai pelajar cemerlang peringkat kebangsaan tahun ini.
Selain itu, Eric anak Egong dari SMK St Anthony, Sarikei, Sarawak; Lee Yuan Huang (SMK Gajah Berang, Melaka); Lim Xuxin (SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (4), Petaling Jaya, Selangor); See Sook Fui (SMK Puteri, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan); Kwa Sze Mei dan Joel Wong Kae Wei (SMK Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor): Sunitha a/p Vimalesvaran (SMK Seafield, Subang Jaya, Selangor).
Seterusnya, Najihah Hasanah Lukman (SMK Agama Sheikh Abdul Malek, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu); Joseph Lau Chih Hin (SMK Bintulu, Sarawak); Chan Yen Mii (SMK Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur); David Gan Eng Yeow (SMK Bukit Indah, Ampang, Selangor); dan Yeo Jie Ming (SMK Convent Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang).
Pelajar SBP pula ialah Mohd Shukri Mohd Hariri dari Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor, yang juga menduduki tempat kedua senarai pelajar cemerlang.
Di samping itu, Jamal Farghali Zainal Abidin, Nurul Iman Zalzilah Rashidi dan Nor Hidayah Shukur @ Abd Shukor (MRSM Pontian, Johor); Nur Ili Dayana Masgelan @ Mazlan (SM Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahabuddin, Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang); serta Ahmad Faiz Duani Nasarudin (SM Sains Selangor, Kuala Lumpur).
Begitu juga Muhammad Khairul Syahir Abd Hakim (MRSM Gerik, Perak); Nor Shafawati Othman (MRSM Pendang); Mohamad Fathul Aizat Kamarizan (MRSM Kuala Klawang, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan); Ristina Hassan dan Izzatul Nadzirah Ismail (Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru, Johor); serta Mohd Ikhwan Ahmad Zhaki (Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar, Perak).