A TOTAL of 92 graduates from Taylor’s College Canadian Pre-University programme have reason to be proud as they garnered an outstanding 98.7% average pass rate in all subjects taken during the course. This impressive figure upholds the proud academic tradition of the CPU programme, which incorporates an innovative approach that combines ongoing assessments, coursework and extra-curricular activities with an emphasis on community service.
The graduates went up on stage to receive their certificates before they gathered together afterwards to each light a candle to symbolise the beginning of their next step in life and the gaining of the light of knowledge.
“The Canadian Pre-University programme embraces the core philosophy of Taylor’s College, which is to mould the next generation of our youth into productive members of society by imparting the core aspects of the 5Cs.
“The 5Cs consist of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, Cultural Adaption, Collaboration and Creativity and Innovation,” said Taylor’s College president Craig Arden Sherrin at the graduation ceremony.
While every student graduated with flying colours, several excelled above and beyond their peers. Claudia Michael Chai Jo Ee who had the best overall academic and community service assessments as well as the popular student vote by her peers, took to the stage to receive her Valedictorian award.
“I chose Taylor’s College based on recommendations about the CPU programme and the positive learning environment here.
“I learned a lot especially about the value of integrity and listening to others when performing community service,” she added.
Natalie Chiang Jia Ling received the Leadership Award in recognition for obtaining the highest scores for performing community service as part of her CPU programme.
“My family felt extremely proud and happy when I received the award,” she said.
An active contributor to the community, she plays a leading role in the Everyone Has Hope club which helps to give a voice to refugees in Malaysia.
The winner of the President’s Award, Amanda Chin Yih Tyng was also honoured for her exceptional academic achievements as she acquired the best average score out of the entire graduating class of the CPU programme.
“What I loved the most about the CPU is the combined assignment and exam based aspect of the course,” she said.
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