Perlis Girl Who Scored Perfect 4.0 GPA For 7 Semesters Has Everyone On Twitter Shook
Nur Athirah Rushami Zien, a 23-year-old student from Arau, Perlis, has impressed the Internet with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 flat for seven consecutive semesters
According to The Star, Nur Athirah recently completed her bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Law, and Business in Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in Sintok, Kedah.
She earned the dean's award every semester before graduating with an overall GPA score of 3.99 this year.
During her convocation last Saturday, 19 October, she also received a Medal of Excellence Award from the Sultan of Kedah Al-Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, who is also the chancellor of UUM.
Nur Athirah's success went viral after a video clip of the graduation ceremony was shared on Twitter last week
The clip, posted on 19 October, has since been viewed over two million times.
The caption reads, "What do you eat to get this smart?"
Netizens have since showered the First Class Honours graduate with supportive comments
"Beauty with brains indeed! I'm jealous of intelligent people over beautiful people, but she is both so I'm doubly jealous," a user wrote.
While this user said, "I'm getting goosebumps listening to the emcee announcing. Receiving the dean's award every semester is already exceptional, but earning 4 flat is beyond extraordinary! Did she boil her notes and drink them as our school teachers used to say?"
Nur Athirah's academic achievement even attracted the attention of popular actress, television host, and entrepreneur Neelofa
Neelofa, whose full name is Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor, commended the graduate on Twitter and offered her a gift.
"Such a well-composed and humble young lady. Congratulations to you!
"Please tag her in the replies if anybody knows her. I'd like to celebrate her success with a gift," she tweeted.
Meanwhile, Nur Athirah was surprised that her achievements have received so much attention online, including Neelofa
She hopes that this would be a starting point for her to give back to the community and the country, she told mStar.
Nur Athirah was also pleasantly suprised by Neelofa's tweet.
"I am thankful that an amazing woman such as Neelofa appreciated this small success, which does not match up to her achievements.
"Her words are meaningful and inspiring to me," she said.
Nur Athirah plans to continue her studies while venturing into the corporate or academic world in the future.