Lack of Arabic background and knowledge did not stop Kalaivani Rajandran from scoring the subject with flying colours. With determination, perseverance and help from her lecturers, Kalaivani proved that nothing was impossible when she won three awards at the Ipoh Mara Poly-Tech College’s excellence award day held at Excelsior Hotel recently.
Born in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Kalaivani received the dean’s award for her achievements in graduating with a diploma in multimedia. She was not too interested in the course in the beginning but slowly fell in love with it after earning a certificate in creative animation in Penang.
“It was my sister’s encouragement that led me into the field of multimedia. I was scared but giving up was not an option. Through constant support from my family, I worked at it,” she told Ipoh Echo.
Over a hundred students received awards for their academic achievements during the day-long presentation ceremony.
Mohd Firdaus Abdul Ghani, who received the TOV award for his Bachelor in multimedia computing, admitted that there was no hidden ingredient in his recipe for success.
“I followed the flow. Attended all the classes and submitted the given assignments. I consulted my lecturers whenever I had difficulties,” he added.
College Director, Anuar Zakarian, presented the awards.