Use knowledge to excel, King advises graduates


Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (left) handing the Royal Academic Award (Medal of Excellence) to Azriel Tan Zhe Khen (right) at the convocation ceremony. — Bernama

KUANTAN: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has advised graduates to utilise the knowledge and experience they gained during their studies for the benefit of all.

Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said graduates should also make use of the knowledge to excel when they have the opportunity to do so.

“Use it for the benefit of the country. Be a grateful citizen by excelling and creating greater achievements, thus contributing to the development and well-being of the nation.

“I believe that the increasing number of graduates will be able to make this country competitive in the global arena, ” he said at Universiti Malaysia Pahang’s (UMP) 14th convocation held in Gambang.

While congratulating the graduates, Al-Sultan Abdullah, who is the university’s chancellor, also conveyed his congratulations to their family members, lecturers and teachers who had been committed in ensuring the success of their children and students.

Present were UMP board of directors chairman Datuk Seri Ibrahim Ahmad and vice-chancellor Prof Dr Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff.

A total of 3,782 graduates received their scrolls at this year’s convocation.

The king also congratulated his son the Regent of Raja Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah, who was proclaimed the new UMP pro-chancellor along with Tan Sri Abi Musa Asa’ari Mohamed Nor.

Al-Sultan Abdullah also presented an honorary doctor of philosophy in Information Technology to HeiTech Padu Berhad president and executive deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hilmey Mohd Taib.

The recipients of the Royal Academic Award (Medal of Excellence) this year were Azriel Tan Zhe Khen, 24, for his outstanding achievements in Bachelor of Computer Science (Graphics & Multimedia Technology) and Umi Fatiha Md Kosnin @ Md Seropil, 23, for the Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Honours) Material Technology.

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