Khairulbariyah Abdul Aziz, 47, could not hold back her tears of joy when her impaired vision son Muhammad Khairulimran Adam scored 5As in the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).
”Imran had problems with his vision when he was five years old and it was later discovered that he was blind in the left eye and has poor vision on the right,” said the housewife.
Muhammad Khairulimran from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kempas in Johor Bharu, was also awarded the excellent student award in the category for students with special needs.
”It is difficult for me to read. I use a lens, not Braille and I have to read several times as I can only faintly see with one eye,” he said.
Outstanding Orang Asli student
Ong Mee Nyock, 49, was also overjoyed when her disabled youngest son, Yao Zhong, 12, obtained 5Bs and 2Cs.
”Since the first day of school, I have been caring for him as he could not go to the toilet by himself,” she said.
Yao, of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Kuo Kuang Dua, has a backbone disability from birth.
Meanwhile, Haffizal Hamdan, 12, of Sekolah Pengkalan Tereh, Kluang, was the outstanding Orang Asli student with 4As and 1B.
Haffizal hopes to become a mathematics teacher and wants to study hard to prove that Orang Asli children can also succeed in their studies.