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by kathleen ann kili
Twin teachers Rosman (left) and Roslan Kadir showing off their Masters in Education certificate after the 52th Convocation ceremony of University Teknologi Malaysia at the Skudai campus, Johor. -Photo by ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG
JOHOR BARU: Sharing not only a common passion in life but also having identical looks, twin teachers Rosman and Roslan Kadir were brimming with joy and grinning from ear-to-ear when both received the scrolls for Masters in Education.
The 46-year-olds, who were born only a minute apart, were all excited to mark another milestone together as they always did and achieved everything together.
“Up to today, we share the same passion and have a common goal to succeed as educators in life.
“We are really blessed to have each other for support and motivation to realise our dreams together,” he said when met after University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 52th Convocation ceremony at the Skudai Campus here on Saturday.
Rosman, a Geography teacher at SMK Air Tawar Kota Tinggi and Roslan, a facilitator (FasiLinus) at the Muar Education Department, hope to pursue doctorate together in the near future.
Another success story was that of graduate Saiful Izwan Datuk Abd Razak, 31, who had persevered from almost failing his diploma to become a Chancellor Award recipient for his doctorate in Polymer Engineering.
The hardworking graduate prides on his diversified education background from a Diploma in Mechanical Aeronautics to a Degree in Material Science with Management, then on to a Masters in Chemical Engineering and now a PHD in Polymer Engineering.
“Almost failing my diploma was a turning point in my life, and since then I have learned that nothing is impossible and if you set your mind on something and work hard towards achieving it, success will come,” he said.
As for the Pro-Chancellor Award recipient Huda A Majid, 29, studying and researching was never a bore despite his continuous streak from acquiring a degree right up to doctorate without a break.
“My heart and passion was always for engineering and I decided to go all out to pursue it since I started my tertiary education in UTM,” he said, attributing his success to his supervisor and family.
Some 2,775 graduates including 216 for doctorates, 1,200 for Masters, 843 for degrees and another 516 for diploma received their scrolls during the convocation ceremony.
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