KOTA BHARU – A back bone cancer patient is among the 31,068 candidates sitting for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) in Kelantan.
Mohd Munir Suhaimi, 12, from Kampung Kubang Palas, Wakaf Baharu, Tumpat is among 10 candidates with special needs who have to sit for their examination in hospitals in the state this year.
The third of four siblings is taking his examination in the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian.
His mother, Nora Ismail, 43, said her son was first diagnosed with the disease last March after collapsing while playing football in school.
“My son is very active in sports but now he can only lay down on the bed after being confirmed to have the disease which attacks his back.
“Mohd Munir has been warded since March to undergo chemotherapy treatment and even though he is hospitalised, he also attends school learning sessions in the ward provided by this hospital,” she told reporters when met at the Kubang Kerian HUSM here today.
Earlier Kelantan Education director Ab Aziz Abdullah also spent about an hour visiting and giving moral support to the seven special needs candidates warded at the hospital.
A total of 31,068 candidates are sitting for the UPSR in 445 examination centres in Kelantan, including 10 special needs pupils who sat for theirs at three hospitals in the state due to accidents or illness. – BERNAMA