Sabahan Student Who Climbed A Tree For Internet Receives Scholarship Offer From Local Uni

Veveonah is completing her Foundation in Science programme and will move on to pursue a bachelors degree at the university.

Cover image via Ahmad Sarujin/Jabatan Penerangan Negeri Sabah

University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) has decided to offer Veveonah Mosibin a scholarship following the viral video of her climbing a tree to sit for an online exam

On Wednesday, 24 June, UMS vice-chancellor Taufiq Yap Yun Hin announced the university's offer on his personal Facebook profile.

He wrote, "With great pleasure, UMS will be offering a scholarship to Veveonah Mosibin who is completing her Foundation in Science programme and will move on to pursue a bachelors degree at the university."

"Veveonah is a smart student and she had always been proactive during her foundation programme. May she succeed in her studies. Congratulations, Veveonah!" he added.

The 19-year-old was also invited to meet the wife of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah, Toh Puan Norlidah R.M. Jasni, at the state palace

Bernama reported that as the advisor of the Nur Jauhar Foundation, Toh Puan Norlidah R.M. Jasni presented Veveonah with donations in the form of cash and basic food supplies.

The student attended the occasion with her parents, Mosibin Makrun and Rofinah Ungo. She said they have served as her role models and driving force to be successful in education so that she can improve the livelihood of her family.

The video of Veveonah sitting for her online examinations in a tree has garnered over 600,000 views since 13 June

Initially, the student planned to sit for her exams in a hut on top of a hill near her village. However, the hut collapsed due to strong winds and heavy rain.

At the very last minute, she had no choice but to sit in a tree in order to obtain Internet access.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is planning to take action by providing Veveonah's village with better Internet access:

The hardworking student camped out in a tree for a total of 24 hours in order to sit for two different examinations:

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