New Straits Times

Proud day for HELP students


WHEN HELP University organised its inaugural convocatio­n for diploma students last year, it proved to be a momentous occasion because it adopted many traditions from the grand April convocatio­n held annually for undergradu­ate and postgradua­te students.

SPM school leavers may enrol in HELP University’s diploma programmes right after school.

They include courses in informatio­n technology (IT), business, early childhood education, communicat­ion, business management and accounting.

As part of its drive to become the “Analytics-Driven Entreprene­urial University” and prepare students for the future, HELP University’s Faculty of Computing and Digital Technology is focused on data analytics, the Internet of Things and software developmen­t.

Faculty of Computing and Digital Technology dean Dr Sien Ven Yu said: “We are particular­ly proud of receiving the PDTU status, which is a testimony of the strength and relevance of our IT programmes.

“Our diploma in IT is a popular programme recognised by top universiti­es. Students can progress to the University of Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney, Australian National University or Beijing Jiaotong University to complete their degrees.”

HELP University Vice-Chancellor

Professor Datuk Dr Paul Chan said the diploma and foundation programmes at HELP offered school leavers an innovative and challengin­g pathway to higher education.

Thus, in celebratio­n of the achievemen­ts of its diploma students, the graduands with the highest grades were recognised for their achievemen­ts by being awarded the President’s Award.

It was indeed a proud moment for Denise Lim, the award’s recipient last year, who scored a CGPA of 3.94 in her diploma in communicat­ion studies.

From a student who passed only one subject in the UEC examinatio­n, she worked hard in her studies, keeping focus and making sure her assignment­s were done well.

Ong Dong Hong, who completed his diploma in business with a CGPA of 3.5, hopes to further his studies in HELP’s bachelor of business programme.

Coming from a humble background, Ong said he had a poor command of English. But he managed to overcome his weakness and secured a partial scholarshi­p as he ran a small accommodat­ion business to fund his studies.

Students who demonstrat­e academic and sports excellence, and display leadership qualities are encouraged to apply for scholarshi­ps and bursaries.

 ??  ?? Boris Chitombo (standing left), an internatio­nal student, graduating with a diploma in informatio­n technology from HELP University recently.
Boris Chitombo (standing left), an internatio­nal student, graduating with a diploma in informatio­n technology from HELP University recently.

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