By Azaraimy HH
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to present scholarship to three high-achieving students under the Sultan's Scholar Scheme of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
The three well-deserved students - Dyg Ainul Azzura binti Hj Mohd Jaya, Awg Wafi bin Hj Abd Manan and Dyg Siti Musfirah binti Misli - received their scholarship certificate from His Majesty at the Istana Nurul Iman.
Ainul Azzura, 18, hails from Kiudang, Tutong. She scored four straight 'A's in four 'A'-Level subjects and also straight 'A's in eight 'O'-Level subjects.
Ainul has good communication skills and was capable of presenting her ideas eloquently during a discussion on a certain topic. She has good knowledge in Malay Islamic Monarchy concept.
Her best academic achievements include a Gold recipient in United Kingdom Mathematical Challenge; Champion in United Kingdom Mathematics Thrust - Senior Team Challenge; Merit in English Speaking Board; Award in Food Safety in Catering (2010); Brilliance Awards - Top in the World for BGCE 'O' Level Additional Mathematics; Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang BCGCE 'O' Level (2008); Best Student Award in Biology; Distinction - Australia Mathematics, English and Chemistry Quiz (2008 & 2007).
Ainul Azzura will be going to Imperial College London to take Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering.
Wafi bin Hj Abd Manan, 18, received three 'A's and one 'B' in his 'A'-Level subjects and 11 'A's and One 'B' in his BGCE O-Level result.
Wafi is eloquent in English and Malay and has deep interest in pursuing his study in Politics and Philosophy. His interests brought him to learn in great detail the administrative system of the United Kingdom and Singapore. A forward thinking youth, he was capable of presenting his ideas and opinions in an articulate way during interview and presentation. He is also sound in the concept of Malay Islamic Monarchy.
He was the recipient of excellence student awards for secondary school and colleges in BGCE 'O' Level, (2009), UGCSE/GCSE 'O' Level; Academic Award Jerudong Intenational School (JIS) (2009 & 2010), Sixth Form Arts Award; 'Creative Writing' JIS (2010); Anugerah Cemerlang in 'A'-Level History (2011); International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) (2008); and Malaysian Model United Nations (2006).
Wafi will be going to London School of Economics to pursue his studies in Bsc Politics and Philosophy.
Siti Musfirah binti Misli, 20, will be going to University of Al-Azhar, Egypt to pursue her studies in Syariah.
Siti Musfirah scored eight subjects in STPUB (2010) and achieved Grade 1 in Al-Quran, Tarikh Islam & Tarikh Tasyrie', Qawa'ed Arabiyyah and Lughhah 'Arabiyyah. She also achieved 11 subjects in SPUB (2008) and achieved Grade 1 in Arab Language, Tauhid and Al-Quran.
Fluent in Arabic, Siti Musfirah is also uniquely fluent in English Language. She has the ability to get into a discussion with a smart and well thought out opinions, as well as very confident to succeed in her chosen areas (Syariah).
She was very active in school extra curricular activities. She was a very active member of Syababul Qur'an Club (2009-2010); Editor of Arabic Language for annual school magazine of Sekolah Arab Laki-Laki Hassanal Bolkiah (SMALHB) (2010); participant in deliberating a research paper in Halal Product/ Brunei Halal (2010); participated in the Hafaz Al- Quran Competition and its Understanding (2004-2007); participated in Dkir Diba'ie competition (2008); and in Secondary School Nasyid Competition (2008).
- Borneo Bulletin
(16th September 2011)