Like thousands of other Form Five students across the country, Nurul Syafiza Wan Shariman faced a slew of challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, from an academic year fraught with disruptions to delays in the SPM examination schedule.
On top of that, she had to help take care of her father who was diagnosed with meningitis in May.
When SPM results were released yesterday, she and her family waited in trepidation while the website loaded.
“I tried to check the education ministry’s website but it had technical problems and crashed for about 20 minutes,” she told MalaysiaNow.
“Then I tried checking through the SMS system.”
When they finally came through, the results spoke for themselves: against the odds, Syafiza had scored 9A’s.