198 Points For PSLE, But Now Master’s In Sociology At Oxford University

Mohammad Syafiq Mohammad Suhaini, who got 198 points for his Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) was once a playful and distracted student at Siglap Secondary School. Now, after graduating from Nanyang Technology University’s (NTU) sociology, he is waiting to start his master’s in sociology at Oxford University. Upon completing his studies, Mohammad Syafiq will take up a research officer job at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, which is sponsoring his studies in Oxford.

Considering how he had struggled with subjects like mathematics, Mohammad Syafiq is surprised by his own achievements. Despite his achievements, he contributes back to society by volunteering on weekends at Darul Ghufran Mosque in Tampines, Malay-Muslim organisation Perdaus and non-profit youth organisation Majulah Community. He has since taught and mentored about 60 students, mostly from the Normal stream, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education.

Source: The Straits Times

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