ALOR SETAR – The son of a motorcycle mechanic is among the 11 top scorers in the 2014 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination in Kedah.
Neo Yi Sang, 18, of the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, obtained A+ in all the 11 subjects he sat for in the examination.
The younger of two boys in the family said he was delighted to get the excellent result as he had worked hard to improve on the six A+ he had obtained in the trial examination.
“After getting only six A+ in the trial examination, I devoted more time to revision and paid more attention in class,” he told reporters here today.
“I always completed my homework and did my revision after school hours. Having a good night’s sleep was also important to make sure that my body and mind was ready for the next day’s lessons,” said Yi Sang, who wants to pursue biotechnology at a local university.
Yi Sang said the hard work that his father put in as a motorcycle mechanic to support the family was a great motivation for him to excel in the examination.
His father, Neo Swee Boon, 57, earned a small income but he did not let that prevent him from providing the best for Yi Sang, including buying him additional
exercise books and enabling him to attend extra classes.
In Kedah, 484 students from schools under the Education Ministry obtained the A grade in all subjects in the 2014 SPM examination compared to 622 in 2013. – BERNAMA