36 students from St Joseph’s Private Secondary School scored straight As in SPM 2021

Goh (standing, fifth left) gives a thumbs-up for a group photo with the students after they received their SPM results today (June 16, 2022).

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KUCHING, June 16: St Joseph’s Private Secondary School (SJPSS) had cause to celebrate today as 36 students scored straight As in their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2021 examination.

According to a statement, 165 students from the school took the SPM examination in March this year.

“One student scored all A+s on the exam, while eight others received 8 or 9 A+s.

“A total of 77 students received all As and Bs,” the statement read.

SJPSS acting principal Father Stanley Goh congratulated the students on their commendable performance despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, online classes, and the resulting difficulties in teaching and learning.

“These students had to endure online school for almost their entire time in upper secondary, but showed a great amount of resilience to endure all the struggles while still striving to do their best.

“They truly did us proud and demonstrated the Josephian spirit of courage in times of adversity,” Goh said.

He also said the achievement was a testament to the school’s teachers, who went above and beyond to ensure that the students could learn well during the difficult times of lockdown and quarantine.

“But their role was more than just teaching as I know that their care and encouragement were crucial in keeping our students’ spirits up even in difficult times.

“Much gratitude to all our teachers for all that they are,” Goh added. — DayakDaily