25 Nov '11, 6am

PSLE top scorer this year is an Indian-Chinese Muslim; MOE racial harmony officials nearly faint in glee

PSLE top scorer this year is an Indian-Chinese Muslim; MOE racial harmony officials nearly faint in glee

On his daughter Yasmin's first day at Rulang Primary School, Mr Mohamed Yousoof Abdul Majeed joked that one day, her name would be on its honour roll for top PSLE pupils. Six years on, his comment made in jest has turned into reality. Yasmin Ziqin Mohamed Yousoof emerged as this year's top PSLE pupil, with a score of 283 points and four A* grades in English, maths, science and Malay. 'I cannot believe that what I said as a joke came true,' said Mr Mohamed Yousoof, 41, a director of foreign exchange in a bank. 'We are so proud of Yasmin.' Yasmin, 12, said the secret of her success was consistent hard work. She put in six to seven hours of studying after school every day in the run-up to the PSLE.

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