MIRI: Be ambassadors for state and country and be model of excellence in your workplace – that is the role Curtin University of Sarawak graduates are entrusted with.
Former deputy chief minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said graduates from Curtin Sarawak had a very important role to play after they finished their studies in the campus here in Miri.
They must go out into the world and be role models who could promote Sarawak and Malaysia and who could inspire others to be better people, he said.
Speaking at a recent ceremony to present Federation Training of Victoria Australia diplomas to 100 Curtin Sarawak students here, Dr Chan said he was happy to see Curtin Sarawak graduates becoming successful in their careers.
“So many Curtin Sarawak graduates have gone on to become highly successful in their careers in Sarawak and other parts of Malaysia while there are others who ventured overseas to seek jobs internationally.”
He said they must play the role of being ambassadors.
“They must not only be good in their work or be technically and academically competent, they must also possess qualities of good leadership so that they can be role models for others to follow,” he said.
“Inspire others to be better people by using your intelligence and wisdom and your positive attitudes.”
Dr Chan said he was proud that Curtin Sarawak graduates were readily accepted by employers everywhere and that they would go on to become high achievers in their jobs.
The 100 graduated with diploma of business, diploma of instruction and control engineering, diploma of occupational safety and health and diploma of processing plant technology.
Apart from Dr Chan, the senior mamagement and staff of Curtin Sarawak also attended the graduation ceremony at the campus hall some 25km north of Miri City.