OVER 99% of this year’s graduating batch from Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) have received conditional offers from top-notch universities in the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Australia, the United States, Canada and Hong Kong.
They received their completion of studies certificates in a graduation ceremony that was graced by Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin.
Nine of the graduating students received conditional offers to Cambridge and Oxford Universities; 24 to Imperial College London and 21 to the London School of Economics.
The college recorded an overall high academic performance – last January’s result showed 90% of all grades gained at the A-Level examinations were graded at A*, A or B and over 60% gained at least 3 A grades.
Based on their A-Level examination results, three of KYUEM graduating students gained Top in the World awards – Top in the World for Mathematics (AS Level) went to Nabil Thoo Min Ren who hopes to continue his studies in Mathematics with Economics at University College London.
Two high achievers in Marine Science (AS Level) are Farah Diana Mohamed Faizal who will be pursuing Geography at the University of Bristol, and Muhammad Aiman Ahmad Suhaimi who has accepted the conditional offer to pursue International Relations with Quantitative Methods at University of Edinburgh.
The ceremony saw seven outstanding graduates presented with Special Awards.
These are Ng Xuan Yi with the Scholar of the Year; Nabil Thoo Min Ren with the Academic Excellence Award (Arts); Joseph Ooi Boon Han (Academic Excellence Award (Science)); Gai Min-Qi (Academic Excellence Award (Mathematics)); Muhammad Afiq Samsudin (Best Progress Award); and Mohd Azrai Zain Ariffin and Azreen Marissa Adif received the Male Sports and Co-Curricular Award and Female Sports and Co-Curricular Awards, respectively.
The new principal of KYUEM, Peter Hodge congratulated all 240 graduating students.
“We are extremely proud of our students and their individual success stories.
“We are also very proud of what they go on to achieve as they leave our grounds as successful and well accomplished individuals fully prepared for university and able to meet future challenges with confidence,” he said.
He said credit is also due to the teachers and academic mentors who provided guidance to students in their academic work and the experienced counsellors who further supported them in their university application journey.