PAY attention and never be afraid to ask questions during classes — that is the advice of diploma graduate Azyzul Jamingan.
The 25-year-old Mechanical Engineering graduate was conferred the excellence award (academic and curriculum) by Politeknik Seberang Perai, Bukit Mertajam.
“I never thought I would turn out to be among the best of the best after the three-year course.
“I’m glad to have made my family proud. I now hope to improve my family’s living standards and provide them a better life,” said Azyzul after receiving his scroll at the polytechnic’s 15th Convocation ceremony recently.
His parents, farmer Jamingan Dimen, 51, and teacher Rubiah Naw, 50, came all the way from Simpang Renggam, Johor, to share his joy.
Azyzul, the eldest of four siblings, is now a production planner at a corporate company in his hometown, and is looking forward to pursuing further studies in a few years’ time.
Another recipient for the same award was Chiow Yi Han, 21, who graduated with a Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
She too agreed that paying attention was key to success.
“Whenever in classes, I make an effort to sit at the front row so I can clearly hear what is being taught.
“I will also make my own notes, and make additional reference at the campus library. I also discuss my studies with friends,” said Yi Han, who is now pursuing her Bachelors in Management degree course at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Her father, carpenter Chiow Chong Heng, 59, and mother, hawker Tan Saw Chen, 55, accompanied her at the ceremony.
Azyzul and Yi Han were among the total 1,432 graduates who received their diploma scrolls at the two-day convocation.
Present to open the convocation was Northern Corridor Economic Region special adviser (northern corridor) to the Prime Minister and chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman.
In his speech, he said 25,597 graduates had graduated from the polytechnic which is currently offering 12 different courses.