7,021 UKM students graduating
Graduation ceremony held from yesterday to Tuesday
UNIVERSITI Kebangsaan Malaysia’s 46th convocation will see 7,021 students receiving their scrolls at Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak in its campus here.
The graduation ceremony will be held for four days, from yesterday to Tuesday. Of the total, 1,120 students have received their scrolls.
Negri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir and his wife, Tuanku Ampuan Besar Negri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud, were among the special guests at the ceremony yesterday.
Tuanku Muhriz, who is the university’s chancellor, said he was proud that the university was ranked 184 among the top 200 universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings, and ranked No. 4 for the best universities in Southeast Asia.
“I am confident that this achievement and success will continue to drive the success of this university and determine the academic future of its students,” he said.
“Befitting its role as the national university, I would like to remind scholars to always think about and realise the purpose of knowledge and education.
“I hope everyone at the university will promote the campus’ achievements, which is championing the national aspirations and fostering nationalism in Malaysians.
“There is also a need to strengthen honesty in academics, as well as integrity.”
UKM vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali said UKM, being one of the top ranked universities in the world, provided knowledge and skills to students in various faculties, and these efforts and achievements would shape the nation to become more harmonious.
“We have nurtured a lot of academics, scholars and alumni throughout the years.
“We are proud that a lot of our alumni are serving the country in private and public sectors.
“Some of them have become ministers and we also have a few alumni who are in the new government.”
Present was UKM pro-chancellor Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in leadership and public administration.
Two top students, Sharifah Fatimah Syed Mahusin, 24, from the Islamic Faculty, and Jason Cheong Kah Lok, 24, from the Law Faculty, received the Anugerah Pelajaran DiRaja.
Negri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia chancellor Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir (centre), Tuanku Ampuan Besar Negri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud (second from right) and UKM vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali (left) with Anugerah Pelajaran DiRaja recipients Jason Cheong Kah Lok (second from left) and Sharifah Fatimah Syed Mahusin at the university’s convocation in Bangi yesterday.