12 Jan '17, 2am

Student made sacrifices for O levels, calls her sole breadwinner mum an inspiration

Student made sacrifices for O levels, calls her sole breadwinner mum an inspiration

She was so determined to do well in her O-level examination that she deleted her social media accounts and brought her social life to a standstill as the days drew closer. Yesterday, that discipline paid off for 16-year-old Haziratul Zakirah - who was one of the top scorers from Hong Kah Secondary School with an L1R5 score of 13, which included three distinctions. The class of 2016 set a record with yesterday's results. Students who took the O levels last year outperformed their seniors with 84.3 per cent attaining at least five passes, surpassing the 83.8 per cent set by the 2015 cohort. When Zakirah's result was flashed on the screen in school, she started to cry. She told The New Paper later: "I felt so relieved that all my hard work and sacrifices have paid off." She recounted how she had spent about four hours each day studying after returning home from school at arou...

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/students-sacrifices-o-le...

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