Veveonah Mosibin, 18, who made a headlines after she posted a video of herself climbing on a tree to get better Internet connection to complete her online exams caught attention of her university.
In a Facebook post today, Universiti Malaysia Sabah(UMS) vice-chancellor Taufiq Yap Yun Hin announced the university’s offer her a scholarship to continue her bachelor’s degree.
Veveonah Mosibin, who has completed her Asasi Sains (Foundation in Science) course at UMS, will continue her bachelor’s degree at UMS .
“Veveonah is a smart student and has always been proactive during her course. We hope Veveonah will succeed in her studies. Congratulations Veveonah!” he added.
Veveonah’s YouTube video, titled “24 Hours On Tree | Challenge”, depicted the lengths she had to go through just to complete her papers as she had no internet connection in her village.
It has garnered more than 600,000 views since it was posted on June 12.
Hailing from Kampung Sabanalang in Pitas, Veveonah was previously quoted in her video saying her village did not have electricity, thus most of the villagers sleep very early. Her situation also highlighted the infrastructure disparities faced by those living in rural Sabah.
According to Malaysiakini, after her video got picked up in the news, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that it planned to build a telecommunications tower near Veveonah’s village to enable 4G connection.