WOU marks milestone with fourth convocation
WAWASAn Open University (WOU) marks another milestone of achievement with its 4th Convocation Ceremony to be held at the university’s main campus in Penang from Dec 7 to 8.
A total of 341 graduates will be receiving their scrolls during this convocation ceremony.
Of the graduating students, 81 are from the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business (CeMBA), Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CeMPA) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education programmes.
The remaining 260 students are graduating from the business and technology degree programmes, and the pioneer batch of students receiving their graduate diplomas and graduate certificates.
Vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Ho Sinn Chye says, “For the first time this year, WOU is producing its inaugural batch of 16 graduates who will receive their graduate diplomas and graduate certificates in electronics, business and accounting, supply chain manage- ment, business management and logistics management.”
The graduates, aged between 23 and 72, come from a variety of professional backgrounds including technicians, engineers, managers, directors, executives and even housewives.
They share one thing in common – the passion for the pursuit of knowledge and a desire to improve themselves.
The convocation ceremony will also witness the installation of Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah as the third chancellor of WOU.
“The university will benefit from Tun’s wisdom and vast working experience acquired through his long years of service in the government as well as the corporate sector,” said Prof Ho.
Two distinguished recipients will receive honorary degrees during the ceremony. CEO and ED of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian will be presented with the Honorary Doctor of Science degree.
Lee is also the Honorary President of the ACCCIM, the Chairman of MPOC 1996-2009 and the President of MEOA 1986-1990.
Receiving the Honorary Doctor of Letters is Dr John Yip Soon Kwong, former Director of Education in the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
Dr Yip played a major role in helping to conceptualise and establish the Singapore Management University (SMU), and the Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM) which provides higher education to working adults. He also served as a founding member of WOU’s International Advisory Board 2006-2010.
The Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Memorial Prize will be presented to the best postgraduate student, Cheng Chi Lyn in CeMBA.
The Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the best undergraduate student, Leow Voon Haw, will be receiving the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Sales and Marketing degree.
Enrolment for Open Distance Learning for the January 2014 intake is ongoing. Interested candidates can apply through Regular Entry or via WOU’s unique Open Entry Admission System that takes into consideration the individual’s work experience.
For open entry into the degree programmes, those aged 21 years and above with a minimum PMR/ SPM/MCE/UEC/Diploma or equivalent qualifications and with related work experience are eligible to apply.
For the postgraduate programmes, those who are 35 years old and above with at least two principals in the STPM or equivalent and two years of working experience at supervisory level may apply to WOU.
For a limited time, WOU is offering an attractive fee rebate of up to RM400 for working professionals who enrol in its postgraduate or undergraduate programmes.
WOU also offers on-campus learning for full-time studies at its main campus in Penang for school-leavers and diploma holders. Enrolment for the February 2014 intake is now open.
Full-time business degree programmes – Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting and Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Management – are also open.
For details, log on to wou.edu. my or call toll-free at 1300 888 968 (WOU). Visit WOU’s Open Day from Dec 14 to 15 at its main campus, regional centres and support centres nationwide.
Mohamed Dzaiddin will be installed as WOU’s third chancellor.