Haziratul Zakirah The “Everyday Hero”


The next “Everyday Hero” we’re featuring, after our stories on the one-handed hawker and “Uncle Bread”, is 16-year-old Haziratul Zakirah.

Zakirah, who received her O-level results on Wednesday (Jan 11), was one of the top scorers from Hong Kah Secondary School – thanks to her determination to give up social media.

HaziratulZakirah - Olevel - Receiving ResultsSource

No More Social Life

As the O-level examinations neared, Zakirah deleted her social media accounts and gave up her social life to focus on studying, according to a report in The New Paper.

I’m sure many of us have tried this too, albeit with little success. (Don’t be shy to admit it!)

Haziratul Zakirah - SacrificeSource

Hard Work

Determined to do well, she buckled down to work hard. Even after a long day in school, she would study up to 4 hours when at home!

On the weekends, she would be occupied with her books for about 9 hours on one day and treat herself to a well-earned rest on the other day.

Haziratul Zakirah - Dora Meme


Good Results

An emotional Zakirah couldn’t hold back her tears as her results were announced in school. Her sacrifices and hard work had duly paid off.

She snagged an L1R5 score of 13, including 3 distinctions, and an L1R4 score of 8.

Proud Of Her Achievements

Zakirah’s mother, Madam Siti Rodiyah, 48, is very proud of her.

Here’s a photo of them sharing a warm embrace:

Haziratul Zakirah-Olevels - Warm Embrace


Even Zakirah’s cousin, Mariyyatun Nadhiroh, took to Facebook to express her pride. 

Haziratul Zakirah-Olevels  - Cousin


Dreams Come True, With Hard Work

With her results, Zakirah will be able to enrol in her dream course (based on last year’s cut-off) – biomedical science at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She hopes to become a doctor in the future.

Well done Zakirah, and continue chasing your dreams!

Featured image from Berita