The lack of pressure from his parents proved to be the recipe for Akmal Aish Nur Muhammad Insan’s success in the Form Three Assessment (PT3) where he obtained 11As.
The eldest of three, Akmal Aish from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Putrajaya Presint 8 (1) also won the Model Award for excellent academic performance, co-curriculum and personality in the PT3 results announced today.
According to Akmal, his parents never put pressure on him to do well but gave him space to study on his own terms.
“My recipe for success is to never forget your prayers and never burn the midnight oil as it could disrupt concentration. Do not overstress when studying. Do what you can, and allocate proper time,” he said when speaking to Bernama after receiving his results at SMK Putrajaya Presint 8 (1) today.
Akmal who aspires to be a scientist, is also a keen badminton player and guitarist.
“I spent most of my time in group study activities as it is the best way to revise,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nurul Athilah Aliah Muhammad Nasir, who also scored 11As and received the Model Award, said she did not expect to be announced as the excellent student.
“I did not expect it, but I was really hoping to get all As. My secret for success was to study, do the exercises, and not forget to pray,” she said adding that there must be proper time allocation for studies.
She said it was important that students give 100 percent focus in school.
In the case of Ravishangkar Ganason who hopes to be a petroleum engineer one day, scoring 10As was due to his determination to succeed.
“I am very grateful to the teachers and the school for always giving study tips. I knew what was taught by the teachers would come out in the exam and I made early preparations,” he said.