It was a proud moment for 118 graduates of Sunway College Ipoh when they received their scrolls during the college’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday, September 2.
The fifth cohort of graduating students were presented with scrolls for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Certified Accounting Technician, Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Marketing, Diploma in Business Information System, Diploma in Graphic Design and Diploma in Interior Design.
Forty seven of them received scholarships amounting to RM45,000 during the course of their study at the college.
Kok Ying Fan was honoured with an award for being the top five affiliates with a second placing in Malaysia for the June 2012 ACCA examination.
The ceremony was attended by family members and friends of the graduates. The Executive Member of the Sunway Group, Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, Elizabeth Lee, Sunway College Ipoh Chief Executive Cheng Mien Wee, Principal Adawiah Norli, and college staff were in attendance.
Dr Muhammad Amin Zakaria, Executive Councillor for Education, Science, Environmental and Green Technology graced the occasion. “We welcome the private sector to invest in education in Perak. Areas earmarked as education hubs include Kinta Valley, Seri Iskandar and Taiping,” said Muhammad in his opening remarks.
Top performer, Chai Xin Wei, 23, a Diploma in Marketing graduate, delivered the valedictory speech. She congratulated her fellow graduates and thanked the lecturers for their patience and support.
In conjunction with the graduation ceremony, the college organised an education and career fair for the students to initiate their career placement.
Sunway College Ipoh, with a current enrolment of 400 students, was established in 2004. It recently launched the Foundation in Arts Pre-University Programme, an alternative fast track pathway to pursue a degree course at Sunway University.
The college, under the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, gives out scholarships or grants tuition waivers to deserving students, based on their financial background or on merit.