SMB honours over 50 high achievers

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OVER 50 students were honoured yesterday at the Berakas Secondary School (SMB) for achieving five credits or above in last year’s GCE O- Level examinations.

Out of the 57, 11 students achieved nine credits each, while six students managed to get eight credits each.

Outstanding student Ak Md Farhan @ Ak Fauzul Rijal Pg Khairul Rijal was feted for being the highest O-Level scoring student for 2014 at SMB, with a result of one A*, five A’s and three B’s.

He also received additional recognition for scoring one A (for Mathematics), along with Ak Md Asyraf Pg Hj Mat Rais and Ak Md Fadhlullah Pg Imran, who both received one A each for Geography and Commercial Studies, respectively.

Students receive an A* grade by achieving a minimum of 90 per cent in a subject.

A few subject teachers were also honoured at the ceremony for the roles they played in their students’ achievement.

The school managed to score a 100 per cent pass rate in Malay, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Additional Mathematics, Computer Studies, and Food and Nutrition in the 2014 O- Level examinations.

Present to hand out trophies and certificates to the students and teachers was Pg Khairul Anuar Pg Hj Abd Rahim, Chairman of the SMB Parent-Teacher Association (PIGB) for the 2015/2017 session.

Speaking at the ceremony, SMB Principal Liew Yong Kim congratulated the high-achieving students.

He expressed hopes that they would inspire current students of the school to put in additional effort to do as well in their own O-Level exams.

The principal also took the opportunity to urge parents to work together with school authorities to ensure current students constantly receive full attention in their journey towards achieving success.

Liew encouraged parents to participate actively via the school’s PIGB in assisting school authorities to overcome student-related challenges. He was referring to students who are always late or those lazy in doing their homework, among others.

“The school has made great efforts to overcome such challenges but it is difficult to do so as some may stem from home and will become more complicated to solve, if parents and guardians are not willing to cooperate with the school,” he pointed out.

The Brunei Times