BORN to visually impaired parents, Muhammad Iskandar Shah Mohd Nawi spent three hours daily for revisions and never misses tuition classes provided by his school Sekolah Rendah Pedididkan Khas, Alma, Bukit Mertajam.
“I was shocked when my headmaster Hasan Basri Mukhtar informed me that I am the top scorer in the special school category in the state.
For his effort, he scored 4As and a B to become the state’s top scorer in the special school category in UPSR this year.
“I thank him and am grateful to my teachers for the good results,” said Muhammah Iskander Shah, who has blurred vision.
His father Mohd Nawi Abdul Rahman, 45, and mother Nor Aishah Abdul Karim, 45, were at the school to share his joy.
He said he calls home from the public telephone once in two weeks to talk with his parents and goes back home once a month to visit them.
Muhammad Iskandar Shah, whose ambition is to become a doctor will be joining SMK Haji Zinal Abidin in George Town to continue his secondary school studies.
Aishah said she was proud of her son’s achievements and would continue to support him to achieve his dream.
Mohd Nawi said his son had rewarded him and his wife for their sacrifices with his UPSR results.
SK Methodist turned out to be the top school in south Seberang Prai when 20 of 85 students who sat for UPSR achieved 5As.
Headmaster M. Loganathan said the school achieved an 80% pass rate this year compared with 73% last year.