IT was a red-letter day for more than 1,000 students after they graduated in various courses during the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s (TARUC) convocation ceremony in Penang.
Thousands of excited family members and friends waited patiently for their loved ones to receive their scrolls at the campus in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, on Saturday.
A total of 24 students also received the University College Book Prize for their stellar academic achievements.
Na Hui En, 20, who graduated in Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting), scored a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.99.
“It was a bit frustrating knowing that I just missed a perfect 4.0, but I am still happy with my result,” she said.
Na added that she completed her internship as an internal audit at The Star Northern Hub.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in TARUC in Kuala Lumpur and is looking forward to join The Star Media Group in the future.
Another Book Prize winner was Sum Weng Fai, 20.
“I believe in self-discipline and time management. If one knows how to manage their time wisely between studies and other activities, they can easily do well in their studies,” he added.
Both Na and Sum were among 1,110 certificate, diploma and advanced diploma graduates who received their scrolls from TARUC president Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok.
In his opening speech, Dr Tan said the Penang branch had offered Dual Award Programme with Coventry University in United Kingdom.
“We emphasise on providing education that is industry-relevant, professionally driven and entrepreneurship focused to make our graduates stand out from the rest.
“To date, more than 17,000 students have graduated from Penang,” he said.