For many Malaysian students, the end of one’s Malaysian Education Certificate (SPM) examinations is often considered to be a significant milestone that is commemorated with much fanfare, denoting the very moment that one enters young adulthood. But asides from that, it is also a moment that is typically marked by expressions of gratitude and appreciation by students to their teachers for their years of tutelage and support throughout their academic journeys.
Malaysian SPM students visit late-teachers grave after completing exams to show their gratitude
Just recently, a group of Malaysian students who have completed their final SPM examination paper decided to take to TikTok to share how they marked the momentous achievement. Instead of going out in a group together to travel, or even share a celebratory meal together, the group decided that they would take their motorbikes out together to share the moment with one of their beloved teachers in a truly surprising and heartfelt way.
Travelling in a group on their motorbikes together, netizen @azeemiskndr took to documenting their journey and said that they were en-route to their teacher’s ‘new home’.
As it turns out, the students had been en-route to a cemetery where their teacher had been laid to rest. The video then cuts to the group standing around her grave and offering their prayers to her as a show of thanks for her dedication and advice leading up to their SPM.
“May you rest in peace in the hereafter, Cikgu Normala.” the student wrote.
In a follow-up video, @azeemiskndr also shared how well-loved Cikgu Normala had been among her students, many of whom were both shocked and saddened by her sudden passing when it was announced through their class’ group chat by another fellow faculty member.
The video has since gone viral, attracting praise from netizens
The video, which has since gone viral across social media, has attracted the praise of many netizens. In fact, some former students of Cikgu Normala had also taken to sharing their own fond memories of her as well.
“We really loved that teacher so much, as she gave a lot of students who were in behind classes like myself a lot of tips on how to succeed. She really gave us a lot of advice.”
“Your late teacher must be so happy to have students like you.”
“Your late teacher must be so proud of all of you.”
“I really respect good people like you who still visit your late-teacher despite her having left this world. May Allah SWT bless all of you. Stay strong!”