THE recent convocation ceremony at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) was both a memorable and meaningful ocassion as it marked the institution’s 20th anniversary.
Held in five sessions over three days, this year’s convocation saw 3,000 graduates receiving their scrolls.
The university established in 1997, has achieved many milestones not only in terms of graduate employability but also in rankings.
Uniten has recorded a consistent rate of graduate employability ranging between 95% and 97%, and has so far produced 27,729 graduates.
Former Chief Secretary to the Government Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Management by the varsity.
In a special video screened at the convocation, Ahmad Sarji said the award would spur him to continue upgrading his knowledge and contributing to society.
He advised Uniten graduates to seek knowledge and become better citizens.
Penang Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas who is Uniten chancellor, in his address, said the award was in recognition of Ahmad Sarji’s contributions and service towards national development, the academic world and research in Malaysia and at international level.
The convocation also witnessed a total of nine students in Mechanical Engineering, who are the first batch of students in the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) - Uniten Quran Tahfiz Certification programme to graduate.
The students who graduated from the Tahfiz Al-Quran Certification and the Mechanical Engineering Foundation Programme, commenced their studies from 2012 to 2013.
Also present were Tenaga Nasional Berhad chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie, Uniten pro-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali and vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha.
An estimated 4,000 guests including the graduates’ parents and VIPs attended the ceremony.