Cyberjaya, 10th December 2019 – It was a proud day for Asia Metropolitan University’s (AMU) graduates who received their scrolls at the university’s thirteenth convocation ceremony at the University of Cyberjaya’s Grand Hall today. Over 1,000 loved ones came to the ceremony to witness their children graduate from the premier university.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Mohamad Khan bin Jamal Khan said, “The global industry of private tertiary education today is more volatile and unpredictable. However, we take the responsibility for bringing out the best in each one of our students through an increasingly competitive programmes. To help transform you from active teenagers to responsible young adults ready to face the world and all its challenges.”
Among the proud graduates was 26-year-old Kasturi A/P Veeramorgan, who could not contain her joy as she received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree during the ceremony. She was also conferred with the highest student award of the afternoon, the Chancellor’s Award.
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence is the highest honour for a student and recognizes students in the graduating class who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic excellence and made significant contributions to excellence during their undergraduate experience.
Kasturi, who hails from Seremban dedicated her success to her mother, Madam Vijaya Subramaniam in an emotional speech. “Being raised by a single mother is no fairy tale. However, through my mother’s perseverance, she was able to put me through medical school. It is because of her resilience, today I can proudly proclaim that I am the first medical graduate in the family thanks for the affordable medical degree offered by AMU”, she proudly said.
Kasturi is currently undergoing an internship with Prof Dr Imelda Nasreen Balchin, a renowned Obstetrician and Gynaecologist cum Maternal and Fetal Subspecialist from KPJ Damansara. She was shortlisted amongst 100 applications for the internship along with another 20 medical graduates.
Meanwhile, Kethrin Bong, the Industry Award 2019 ARFF recipient was ecstatic over her achievement. Kethrin who is originally from Sarawak believes that her 3-year journey in AMU has enabled her to grow, expand her knowledge and nurture her leadership skills and interact with a vibrate multicultural community. “I look forward to gaining more experiences as I grow in my career and become a leading entrepreneur,” she said.
Among the other recipients of the best graduate award goes to Doris Gilbert Uchechi and Indra Devi A/P Ramesh from the Faculty of Medicine, Chong Mei Lian from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mohganaruhbiny A/P Baskaran and Muganiswary A/P Arumugam from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Farhana Newaz from the Faculty of Business, Management & IT and Sahsah Binti Kamsul from the Faculty of Nursing.
Doris Gilbert Uchechi and Farhana Newaz are from Nigeria and Bangladesh respectively. They were honoured and humbled to be selected as the Best Graduate Award recipients as it was an opportunity to represent their fellow students and country.