Anuwar appointed varsity chancellor

  • Education
  • Sunday, 01 Dec 2019

(From left) Anuwar receives a certificate on his installation as the university’s second chancellor from Palan while Mohamad looks on.

OVER 600 graduates received their scrolls from the University of Cyberjaya (formerly known as Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences) during its 10th convocation ceremony last Saturday.

Several honorary doctorates were also conferred. In conjunction with its convocation, the university installed Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Anuwar Ali as its second chancellor.

Anuwar can draw on his many years of experience in education as he spearheads the University of Cyberjaya into a new era that ensures top-quality and affordable education to both local and international students.

He established himself as an economist in the areas of industrial planning and human resource development.

He was the first academician posted to the Education Ministry as Higher Education Department director from 1996 to 1998.

He is also currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research; member of the National Lifelong Learning Committee, the National Minimum Wage Council, National Higher Education Council, International Islamic University Malaysia Academy of Graduate and Professional Studies Business Advisory Committee as well as chairman of the Technical Committee National Wages Consultation.

Bachelor of Psychology graduate Noor Aimi Shafiqah Mohd Huta received the Chancellor’s Award at the convocation ceremony.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence is the highest honour for a student and recognises those in the graduating class who have demonstrated the highest academic excellence and made significant contributions to excellence during their undergraduate experience. In her acceptance speech, Noor Aimi thanked the lecturers who contributed to her success.

“The lecturers are knowledgeable and very supportive. They are indeed an inspiration to many students who are graduating today,” she said.

Noor Aimi advised the graduands to stay true to themselves. “Don’t compare yourself to others. You just need to challenge and strive to be the best version of yourself,” she added.

Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health graduate Qudri Aina Mohd Safiee is the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award.

“Making new friends and people from different backgrounds can be challenging for an introvert like me but I am always trying something new and adventurous to be out of my comfort zone,” she said.

She also advised her juniors to stay humble. The university’s pro chancellor Tan Sri Dr R Palan and vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Abd Razak were also present.
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