“It also proves that with commitment and hard work, Malaysians can compete and succeed on the international stage,” said a statement issued by Istana Negara via Facebook on Monday.
Cheryl beat out nearly 1 million other students from around the world when she gained the highest standard mark in the world for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations for Chemistry.
“I am truly ecstatic to receive this prestigious global recognition. To know that I’ve been named the best in Chemistry in the whole world, it is something I could never have dreamt of,” said Cheryl.
“This past year has been extremely difficult with the pandemic and learning from home. So, I’m even more proud of my accomplishment. Of course, none of this could have been possible without the help of my parents, teachers and peers who motivated and encouraged me to never give up and always try my best,” she added.