Determination, hard work key to success for UMP award recipients

KUANTAN, March 16 (Bernama) — Determination and hard work is the key to success for Universiti Malaysia Pahang’s (UMP) recipients of the Royal Education Award and Gold Award.

As the eldest of five siblings, M. Ashviny, 25, wants to repay her parents for all that they have done for her.

“I am told that if I obtain excellent results, the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan will not have to be paid. That is one of the factors that pushed me to study hard so that the family’s earnings can be used on my family,” said the daughter of a lorry driver who hails from Klang, Selangor.

The graduate majoring in Engineering Technology (Pharmaceuticals) said this to reporters when met at a press conference to introduce the award recipients in conjunction with the university’s 15th convocation at the Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah here today.

Ashviny graduated with a first class bachelor’s degree and is now working as an engineer.

UMP Gold Award recipient Tong Weng Fung, 23, who received the award for his excellence in academics and co-curriculum said, good time management is the recipe for his success as a student.

“I am a member of the Student Representative Council for the 2018 and 2019 sessions and have organised 88 programmes in a year but still managed to make the Dean’s list for each academic session.

“Everything is possible if we plan learning and co-curricular activities a month in advance and stick to the plan. Google Calendar is very important to me in planning carefully,” he said.

Meanwhile, UMP deputy vice-chancellor (Academic and International) Prof Dr Mohd Rosli Hainin said a total of 3,556 graduates would receive certificates and diplomas at the four-day convocation starting tomorrow.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency