KUCHING: Two students from St Joseph’s Private School here who sat for the 2016 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams scored straight A+s when the results were announced yesterday.
Alyssa Ng and Lau Sau Jee who sat for 10 and 11 subjects respectively, scored straight A+s while 11 other students scored straight As in the exams.
School principal Father Francis Lim told The Borneo Post that he was very happy with the results.
“Since the inception of the private school in 2012, we are very proud of our students’ achievements and the hard work of our staff in preparing them for this public examination.
“We will continue to provide the best education for our students and we always strive for excellence,” he said.
Father Francis said a total of 99 students sat for the examinations, out of whom 69 were in science stream and 30 in arts.
Sau Jee who scored 11 A+s was excited and relieved that his hard work had paid off.
“I pushed myself in the last two months prior to the exams and focussed on my weaker subjects – Bahasa Melayu and Bible Studies,” he said, amazed at his excellent results in Bahasa Melayu and Bible Studies.
Sau Jee’s ambition is to be an engineer and he will be going to one of the colleges in Kuala Lumpur to further his studies.
“I will hold a small celebration with my parents,” he said.
His father Lau Yeo Koo, a businessman, said his son was studious and his SPM results were better than those of his elder brother’s.
“He proved to himself that he can do it. I see it as an extraordinary feat,” said the senior Lau.