KUALA LUMPUR, 24 April 2015

Nadrah Syaqirin Ramlan, 20, has done Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) proud when she became the Best Student for the 2014 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in the Rural category.

Nadrah Syaqirin, who was one of the five top STPM students in the Rural category, is the third child of Ramlan Abd Razak, a laboratory analyst at FGV mill in Tersang 1, Raub in Pahang.

A student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (LKTP) Tersang, Nadrah was rewarded with RM3,000 at the Majlis Anugerah Pelajar Cermerlang 2014 dan Khidmat Setia organised by Felda Global Ventures Plantation Malaysia (FGVPM) and Felda Palm Industries (FPI), subsidiaries under the Palm Upstream cluster of FGV, recently.

Nadrah attained all As in the subjects she took – General Studies, Malay Language, Geography, and Business Studies and achieved a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 4.00.

She attributed her success to her parents’ continuous support for her studies.

“My parents wish to see me and my siblings succeed. They are always supportive, especially when it involves education, including providing us IT tools to enable us to study better,” said Nadrah Shaqirin, adding that her parents had given her an iPad as a motivation to study.

“I plan to pursue my bachelor’s degree in environmental management at a local university. I hope to assist my family in the future”, she said.

Apart from her outstanding academic achievement, she was also active in social activities. She was a Pahang Felda Youth Award recipient and chairman of her school’s sports council.

Expressing his gratitude, Ramlan said Nadrah Syaqirin’s studied hard for her STPM following a less than expected SPM results.

“She studied smart for STPM, using the internet to interact with other candidates in other schools. I am proud that her dedication has paid,” said Ramlan.

At the award ceremony, FPI Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Ir Jamlus Aziz said as a caring employer, FGV is proud of Nadrah Syaqirin’s outstanding success.

“This proves that studying in rural areas is not a barrier for her to achieve excellence. I hope children of our staff will emulate her success,” he said, adding that the award was also a recognition for their employees’ dedication in ensuring the success of their children.

At the event, Luqman Hakim Sofian Sauri, whose father works for FPI, also received RM500 for his 9As achievement in SPM. A total of 18 FGVPM/FPI employees also received long service award of 25 years. Each received RM1,500 BSN’s Sijil Simpanan Premium.

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