On Thursday, July 21, Sunway College Ipoh’s School of Accountancy organised an impromptu celebration for its students who had exceeded the world’s passing rate for Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers. The students scored an incredible 100 per cent pass rate.
Sunway has been a registered and approved learning partner with ACCA for over 10 years now. They were among the first institutions in Perak to be awarded the Platinum status in 2014.
There are two sessions of ACCA and CAT held every six months, in June and December. These are the two major papers. ACCA introduced two more papers recently, which are not as significant as the other two.
In order to maintain the Platinum status, the college needs to meet the passing rate of 80 per cent every time. There are nine papers for CAT and 14 for ACCA.
“The moment we got the results, we knew we had to celebrate. It’s so overwhelming, as we only met the requirements before. Now that we’ve surpassed the world rate, it’s definitely worth celebrating,” said programme coordinator and lecturer, Liza Wong.
Celebrating with the cutting of the famous Nancy Chong cake, both students and lecturers acknowledged their achievement. The occasion was made more meaningful as one of the lecturers’ birthday fell on the auspicious day.
The programme has about 200 students and nine lecturers. Besides having to meet the requirements, ACCA monitors the college closely. They check on the college management, students’ attendance and the facilities offered.
“Education is more than just excelling in examinations. Here in Sunway, we are proud to say that we also implement skills in students which will make them a well-rounded person. This is not only to celebrate the exceptional results but to motivate the juniors and to remind them that it is achievable,” said Adawiah Norli, Principal of Sunway College.