By Karen Bong
KUCHING, March 14: Constance Wong Chia Yii of SMK Sg Maong who scored 9A+ in the 2018 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination was overjoyed to receive her results today.
Constance was accompanied by her father, Edmond, to receive her certificate and result slip at the State Education Department after deputy Education director Abang Mat Ali Abang Masagus announced the 2018 SPM results.
On the techniques to get good results, Constance shared that power naps of about 15 minutes helped her to recharge her body and mind to focus on studying for about three to four hours every day.
“Making some time to relax is important as well,” she said.
“My teachers, friends and parents, in particular, really helped me a lot. I am really thankful to my parents because they have been supporting and encouraging me all the way.”
Constance is aiming for a scholarship to pursue dentistry.
Her father, who is an employee of the Public Works Department (JKR), said he was expecting her daughter to score 8As only, but it turned out to be an excellent result.
“I’ll let her choose what she wants to study because it is her future. It is really up to her,” he said.
“I have always motivated my children to study hard. I tell them that it is like going to war, either you win or lose. I tell them that they need to aim to win when they go out to fight.”
Constance is the youngest of three siblings.
Meanwhile, another 9A+ scorer Muhamad Hazim Isa of SM Sains Kuching Utara said he was really happy as he had been working hard and aiming for 9As only.
Sharing a few tips on preparing for SPM, he revealed that finding a balance between studying, personal time, leisure and fun was the key to achieving good results.
“When it comes to studying, I put all my energy and focus on it. And when I go out to relax, I will free my mind,” he said of his routine apart from keeping notes, maintaining consistency and prayers.
Muhamad Hazim hopes to further his studies in software engineering, either in a local university or abroad.
His father Isa @Zaidi Sahari, who is an engineer at Sarawak Energy, was very happy and proud of his son’s achievement.
“I was expecting an excellent result because he had been performing well in school,” he said.
On how the family will celebrate this special occasion, he said: “We will definitely have a good dinner or perhaps take him for a trip somewhere.” — DayakDaily