21st March, 2017
By MOHD IZHAM B. HASHIM
KOTA KINABALU : The academic success of 2016 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) graduates in beating 2015 record, drew praise from the Sabah Youth Council (MBS) who congratulated graduates on their outstanding achievement.
Its President Nourman Ryan Datuk Dr Awang Zaini highlighted graduates enjoying their well-deserved results should be thankful to the support shown throughout their studies by their teachers and parents who want the most for their success.
Sabah recorded a GPN of 5.64 for last year’s SPM results, with a 0.02 improvement besting its previous achievement in 2015. The lower the points the better.
“I would like to share this moment to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Sabah’s SPM graduates who should also be thankful that by the grace of God and relentless support from their parents and teachers that they managed to enjoy success,” he said, and urged students who did not do well in their finals not to give up.
“The path towards success is not solely measured by academic achievements; many prominent names in the field of industry and technology did not do well academically but they never gave up and are determined to innovate create inventions that bring immense benefit for themselves and others,” he said in a recent press statement.
“For instance, Soichiro Honda, the founder of the world-renowned Honda automobile manufacturer was not successful academically, however he possessed technical skill in repairing machinery, trucks and vehicles; his expertise eventually inspired him to create an innovation known today as the pillion motorcycle which is widely used,” he said.
Therefore, he underlined it was essential for every person equipped with academic qualifications and technical skills to join together to prepare for the fourth Industrial Revolution, which represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Systems.
“Furthermore, education alone is not the only foundation for academic achievement but also spiritual and moral development which is in line with the National Education Philosophy in producing holistic physical, emotional and intellectual development based in the belief of God,” he added.
Nourman said the culture for knowledge needs to be instilled among the people to produce more intellectuals in society. Moreover, he underlined the move was in line with Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, founder of the Centre of Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) who stated the culture of knowledge means creating an environment where every segment of society is engaged in the pursuit of knowledge at every opportunity.
Additionally, he also encouraged students who did not do well for their SPM to join the MBS under the 1Youth 1Skill (1BK) to gain access to vocational training (TVET) to produce highly skilled professionals for the nation.
Registration and further information can be obtained through the 1Youth 1Skill (1B1K) website at www.1b1k.net.