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January 02, 2018 22:22 PM

'Spirited' Toddler Accompanies Brother To School

By Ahmad Erwan Othman

BAGAN DATUK, Jan 2 (Bernama) -- Unlike children his age, Muhammad Nadzim Hafiki Nizam, who is two years and six months old, had woken up very early today so that he could accompany his eight-year-old brother Mohd Adam Danish Hafiz, to his new school.

Mohd Adam Danish Hafiz, who is in Year Two, is enrolled at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tebing Rebak here, which is an under enrolled school.

Also dressed in the school uniform, Muhammad Nadzim Hafiki, tagged along with his brother and father, Nizam Mat Uri, 46, to the school, arriving there about 7.30 am.

He then joined his brother and four other students at the school assembly.

Mohd Adam Danish Hafiz, who aspires to be teacher, said he was excited to continue his schooling at the new school although environment was not the same like at his old school, SK Rantau Panjang, Klang, Selangor.

Nizam, who hails from Kampung Tebing Rebak, said he decided to send his son to SK Tebing Rebak, knowing that the school was under-enrolled, following the death of his wife about a fortnight ago.

"I know the school is underpopulated. So, the teachers will be able to focus more on the students, including my son," he told Bernama here today.

Meanwhile, for Dhia Sofea Mohd Redzwan, 8, entering Year Two this year was more exciting as she had a new classmate, Mohd Adam Danish Hafiz to accompany her. Last year, she was the only Year One student at the school.

SK Tebing Rebak headmistress, Siti Norhasidah Mohd Yusuf, who was transferred to the school last November from SK Seri Langkap, said the school, despite being categorised as under-enrolled for more than 10 years, still had to follow the stipulated syllabus.

SK Tebing Rebak will continue to operate as long as there are children registered at the school, she said.

Kampung Tebing Rebak has less than 100 residents, with most of the school-leavers migrating to the city to seek employment.



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