It has always been a dream for 22-year-old Nor Rizan Abu Osman to make her parents proud and she eventually did it. It was her hard work and dedication that enabled her to win the coveted excellence award during Ungku Omar Polytechnic’s 45th convocation.
The event was held at the Perak Jubilee Hall, Ungku Omar Polytechnic from August 1 till 11.
Nor Rizan from Felda Gunung Bersaut 1, Sungkai, received her diploma in civil engineering with a CGPA score of 3.73. She said it was a gift for her parents for the moral support they had given her.
“I’ll consider this as a step in fulfilling my father’s wishes. I’ve been offered a place in a public university to pursue the same course,” said the young lady with a grin.
A total of 2144 graduates from eight different courses received their diplomas. Another civil engineering student, Nor Sahira Muhamad Zam from Malim Nawar said that there were many opportunities for a polytechnic graduate to get into local universities.
“I’ll pursue a degree course in civil engineering at University Malaysia, Pahang. I feel polytechnic is the best platform to plan for a better future, especially in terms of vocational skills. Besides the superb facilities, the environment too helps in shaping up students, to how we are today,” said Nor Shahira.