BY: Michelle Liew
Despite having to share gadgets to review lessons online, the effort was worth it for Nur Tasnim Mohd Fadzli, 18, when she achieved 10A in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
Not only that, the student from Sekolah Menengah Agama (SMA) Daeratul Maarifil Wataniah (DMW), Kepala Batas, Penang won a double prize when she received a donation in the form of a Modenas Kriss motorcycle donated by the motorcycle club, Northern Pulsar Crew (NPC) in conjunction with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) program), today.
According to Nur Tasnim, she did not expect to get a 10A because she had to struggle to do the review online due to constraints in terms of internet facilities.
Furthermore, she had to share a gadget with two brothers aged 10 and 16 who also did an online review during the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (PKP) last year.
“COVID time is really (challenging) because even from Form Four, PKP started after that, Form Five is also very, very challenging.
“Study online because sometimes the internet has to share gadgets with you, you have two people, you have to fight too … it’s kind of hard when you’re at home because you have siblings,” she said.
Nur Tasnim, the second child of four siblings, said she will use the motorcycle she received when she continues her studies.
Accompanied by her parents, Mariyatulkhetiah Mohamad, 47, and Mohd Fadzli Abdul Rahman, 49, she intends to further her studies in Egypt in the field of Shariah to pursue her ambition to become a lecturer.
Meanwhile, NPC CSR Project Director, Mohd Akmal Rosli said that the motorcycle donation program for excellent students was planned since the end of last year as an encouragement to candidates who will sit for SPM.
It is part of a CSR program that had to be discontinued two years ago following COVID-19.
“My advice to this recipient (motorcycle) when there is this motor is used for good. Then if you continue to learn from any motor, this motor can be used for daily and also be more successful for the future,” he said.