- 458 children of employees honoured at the 33rd edition of Maybank Group Staff’s Children Academic Excellence Awards
The annual Maybank Group Staff’s Children Academic Excellence Award (MGSCAEA) saw 458 children of employees who scored excellent results in the 2018 public examinations, being presented with cash rewards totalling some RM203,000 this year. These students had obtained excellent results in various public examinations namely the Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga (PT3), Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) as well as the Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM).
Of this number, some 162 candidates from the Head Office received their awards from the Maybank Group Chief Human Capital Officer Nora Abdul Manaf At a special ceremony held in Menara Maybank.
“Maybank has continued its tradition in honouring children of employees for 33 years now, a clear demonstration of our commitment in supporting their educational growth as well as to encourage parents to actively contribute to the upbringing of their children. As we operate in a highly digitalised environment, children are exposed to new ways of learning which require them to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and success by adopting new technologies and always upholding strong values. I hope that the award recipients this year will continue to do well and achieve greater success in the future,” said Nora.
The award ceremony also witnessed some repeat recipients, where 42 of them from the PT3 category in 2017 continued their stellar academic performance by receiving excellent results in the SPM category this year.
One of the award recipients Wan Muhammad Faris Bin Wan Mahadzar who was the only STAM award recipient at the event, said that the Award will continue to motivate him to record more achievements in the future. “It is a good reward platform that recognises youths for their hard work and sacrifices.”
Jeevandeep Singh who scored 9As in the SPM examination said “It is really a great feeling to return as a repeat award recipient this year following my recognition for the PT3 previously. After my PT3, I didn’t rest on my laurels as I knew that the next important examination is SPM, which is among the most important and basic qualifications required and expected in the country.”
Another award recipient, Teh Sia Yee who obtained 9As 2Bs in the SPM examination said, “I am very happy to be receiving this award as it wasn’t easy to prepare for the examination. There were many challenges but I am glad to have managed them well and received good results. I would like to also take this opportunity to send my well wishes to the students who will be sitting for their major examinations this year.”
Of the 458 award recipients this year, PT3 had 247, SPM 202, STPM 8 and STAM 1 recipients respectively. The other eligible children of staff across the country will receive their awards at special ceremonies to be held at the various region offices.
The MGSCAEA was established in 1986 with the aim of encouraging academic excellence among
children of Maybank staff and to motivate them to strive for success in whatever they do.