HAVING an intravenous drip needle stuck to the back of his right hand did not stop Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel) student Wan Mohd Aizuddin Wan Mohamad from attending his graduation ceremony recently.
Aizuddin, who graduated with a Diploma in Electric and Electronic Engineering, would not have missed the event for the world as he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Gold Medal.
He had come down with dengue fever several days before the convocation ceremony and was being treated at the Kajang Medical Centre.
“I’ve been appealing to my doctor to release me for my graduation ceremony since I was admitted into the hospital six days ago.
“The doctor finally said yes but made me promise to return to the hospital as soon as the ceremony ends,” he said after receiving his diploma and award from Unisel chancellor Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor in Shah Alam recently.
Wan Mohd Aizuddin was among 86 Unisel students who will be furthering studies in Japan under a special programme..
He and several others are expected to leave for Japan on March 21 to pursue a two-year degree programme in semiconductor engineering and nanotechnology.
The students will continue their studies in Japan with scholarships provided by Yayasan Pelajaran Mara for bumiputras under the Japanese Associate Degree-Unisel programme.
Wan Mohd Aizuddin, a straight A’s SPM scholar and a big fan of Japanese drama series, said he had been dreaming of going to Japan since his school days.
“Hopefully, I can be discharged from the hospital in one or two days so that I can prepare for my journey to Japan.
“I hope to create, using nano technology, robots that can work like antibodies in our bloodstream to kill cancer cells,” he added.
His father, Wan Mohamad Wan Abdullah, 58, an English Language lecturer at the Kota Baru Teachers Training Institute, said he and his wife were proud of their son and hoped he could achieve what he dreamt of.
“He has always been a kind, loving and positive person,” he said.
Also present were Japanese ambassador to Malaysia Masahiko Horie, Deputy Entrepre-neur and Cooperative Development Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Yayasan Pelajaran Mara chairman Datuk Rosli Hassan.