KUANTAN – Form Four student M. Kaarrtini was very happy looking at her elder brother M. Kabilan grinning non-stop after he was named one of Pahang’s excellent students in the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) 2014.
However, Kaarrtini’s competitive spirit felt challenged to beat Kabilan’s success after he received an Accumulative Credit Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0.
“We are always competing in everything…and now he has a reason to “talk big” about his success. I have to listen about him until I get similar results,” Kaarrtini, 16, said.
Kaarrtini was speaking to reporters when met at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Air Putih here today when she accompanied Kabilan, 20, get his STPM results from the Pahang Education Director, Rosdi Ismail.
Meanwhile, their father, K. Mathavan, 52, said he was shocked with Kabilan’s results as there were times when the second child of three had to be reminded to pay less attention to football.
“He (Kabilan) loves football, especially if Manchester United is playing. He not only watches football, but also plays it in the evenings,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kabilan who was a student of SMK Ketari, Bentong, said he was quite ‘scared’ to get the results, as he had obtained a C in geography in the second and third semesters.
“I was disappointed when I got the C grade. But I decided to meet my teachers and discuss how I could improve my grades. I did not expect to get an A in my final results,” he said.
A student of SMK Muadzam Shah, Rompin, Khamisah Ismail, 20, did not let her routine of helping her mother Rosidah Rasman, 43, sell nasi lemak to be a deterrent to get 4.0 CGPA in STPM after she got 9A in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
She said, as the eldest of three siblings, she had to help her mother prepare the ingredients to the dish as soon as she reached home from school, while her mornings began at 5 am when she had to help her mother at the stall near their house in Ladang Rompin, near here. – BERNAMA