HELP Institute celebrated its 15th convocation ceremony with style and grandeur recently, with 1,200 students receiving their scrolls to mark the successful completion of their studies.
Among them was top student Selina Ng Mei Wern who received the Datuk Paduka Dr Hajjah Saleha Outstanding Award for her academic performance.
Graduating with a first class Bachelor of Science honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of London, Selina is no stranger when it comes to raking in the As.
The confident 23-year-old bagged seven and six As for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations, respectively.
“I did not study day and night but did my work consistently. It required huge commitment as it sometimes meant having to sacrifice nights out with friends,” she said.
Currently pursuing an accounting career at Ernst & Young, Selina says enjoys relaxing by going to the movies and shopping. “It’s my way of taking it easy.”
“She worked hard and certainly deserves the award,” said Selina’s father, Ng Tin Woo.
In her speech, Help Institute executive chairman Datuk Paduka Dr Saleha Mohd Ali reminded the graduates to “never stop learning” as the quest for knowledge is of paramount importance in a knowledge-based society.
“Continuous improvements and life-long learning will ensure we remain relevant and successful in today’s competitive environment and tomorrow’s ever-changing world,” added.
She also reminded the graduates to uphold common values of moderation, tolerance and mutual respect in a multi-racial nation.
Present at the ceremony was Education Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Mahadzir Khir who commended Help for producing quality graduates for the workforce.
“The private sector has always been very supportive in providing top class education for our next generation. It is colleges like Help that have given the industry a good name,” he told reporters.
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