Some 2,818 students from Politeknik Ungku Omar (PUO), Ipoh received their diplomas during a convocation ceremony held at the college hall recently. Due to the number, the ceremony was held over a three-day period. DYTM Raja Muda Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah gave away the parchments on the first day followed by the Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, the Managing Director of PERODUA and finally the Chairman of Gas Malaysia. It was PUO’s 41st convocation ceremony since its inception.
A number of excellence awards were also given to students who had excelled in their fields of work. Among them were the polytechnic’s overall top student, the top-semester students and the most innovative project winners.
Politeknik Ungku Omar is the first of the many polytechnics established in the country. Founded in 1969 with assistance from UNESCO, it has developed by leaps and bounds to be a top-notch technical institution in the country. Graduates of PUO are well sought after by industrial players. Its transformation into a full- fledged university by 2015 is well underway.
Chief Minister of Perak, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir was in attendance on the first day of the convocation ceremony.