UNIVERSITI Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) recently awarded 52 of its graduates for their outstanding academic and industrial achievements at the fifth Uniten Excellent Graduates Industrial Awards 2014 ceremony.
The awards recognised the students who worked to improve their grades, while remaining involved in co-curricular activities.
“Keep on improving your skills, be it academically or otherwise,” said Uniten vice chancellor Prof Datuk Seri Mashkuri Yaacob, while Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Zaidee Laidin, Uniten board of directors member, who officiated at the ceremony, stressed the importance of internship programmes.
“Excellent students of Uniten have been placed at selected agencies for these programmes.
“This early exposure to conducive and challenging workplace environments will enhance the student’s self worth and overall experience,” he said.
Outstanding Electrical Power Engineering Final Year Project award recipient Awang Umar Adnan, 23, will be on his way to the United Kingdom to pursue his Masters in Management next month. He said he enjoyed his time in Uniten especially his industrial training with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Research where onsite visits with the technicians gave him exposure to the real world.
Lim Jit Yang, 23, whose CGPA was 3.97, won the Best Student Award for Bachelor of Computer Science (Systems and Networking) (Hons.)
Currently a research assistant at TNB Research, Lim plans to pursue a Masters degree in Computer Science.
Nor Atikah Mohamad Nasir, 23, received the Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) Outstanding Award for Accounting Graduate.
The PNB-sponsored student from the Uniten Muadzam Shah, Pahang campus had paticipated in a student exchange programme to Kazakhstan in April 2011.
“It was a valuable experience as we got to exchange ideas and discuss the differences between our cultures,” said Atikah who obtained a CGPA of 3.81.