Sacrifices pay off for top Nizamia Islamic School pupil

2016-01-13 06:00

SALLIHAH Arbee, from Nizamia Islamic School, was overwhelmed with the news of being one of the top achievers in Pietermaritzburg.

“I can’t believe it. I am overwhelmed right now. I really tried my best and this is a dream come true,” she said.

The receiver of seven distinctions for English, Afrikaans, mathematics, life orientation, accounting, life
science and physical science, Sallihah said that the most challenging final exam she faced had been maths paper.

Regarding sacrifices she had to make during the year, she said she had switched her cellphone off for as long as possible and made very limited use of social networks since Grade 11, adding that pupils must “have a strong foundation and make sacrifices”.

“People keep saying that we
[pupils] should ‘burn the midnight oil’, but it’s important to get
a full night’s sleep and be healthy.

“I tried studying late at night,
but it didn’t work, so I stopped
studying at 9pm,” she said, adding that she woke up early to pray, continue studying and be fresh for school.

“After school I had a short break, ate something - which is very important - and from 4pm to 9pm completed homework and studied for a few subjects a day.”

When asked what advice she gives the Class of 2016, she said: “Don’t feel shy or be afraid to ask questions - you learn more by asking questions. Never doubt yourself and never let anyone put you down.

“Take each day as it comes, have the correct mind-set, keep your goal in mind every day and have faith in God.”

Sallihah, who has attended
Nizamia Islamic School on Masukwana Street (East Street) in Pietermaritzburg since Grade 1, was the only recipient of seven distinctions in 2015 at the school.

She said that she could not have achieved these results without the support of her teachers and principal, Irshaadh Amod, who listened to the queries of pupils, assisted however possible and motivated them to do their best.

With plans to pursue a career in the medical field, Sallihah said she believes it is her purpose in life to help those who are suffering.

“I am so glad that I made my mom proud,” she said, adding that she will be celebrating her achievement at home with family.

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