Strong Growth Reflected at Unirazak's 11th Convocation

Source: New Sunday Times - 23 October 2011

UNIVERSITI Tun Abdul Razak held its 11th convocation at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre yesterday. A total of 2,148 graduates at the diploma, degree, master's and doctorate levels received their scrolls, continuing the trend of strong growth that UniRazak has enjoyed since its inception in 1997.

The ceremony was graced by UniRazak chancellor Tun Rahah Mohd Noh and pro-chancellors Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid and Tan Sri Andrew Sheng Len Tao. UniRazak president and vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Md Zabid Abdul Rashid said: "We are extremely fortunate to witness the graduation of these students, whose hard work and dedication have paved the way for their success today. "We are even more delighted that UniRazak has assisted in shaping Malaysia's next generation of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

The large number of high-calibre students is testament to the quality of our programmes. So far, we have seen the graduation of more than 14,000 students since 1997, not including the professional training provided to numerous managers and executives." Of the 2,148 who graduated this year, 149 were postgraduates, 1,179 received their degrees and 820, their diplomas. Nurul Kamariah Rosli, who graduated with an honours degree in Business Management (Entrepreneurship) from the university's Bank Rakyat School of Business and Entrepreneurship (BRSBE), was recipient of the Chancellor's Award this year for her overall achievements.

She had a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.95. Nurul Kamariah, an aspiring entrepreneur, has already opened her own boutique and is generating a good income. Norhisam Yusoff, who received the President's Award for academic excellence, graduated with a CGPA of 3.96 for his honours degree in Business Administration. Best Student awards also went to Lee Suit Yan (School of Business), Ahmed Bashir Abugharsa (Graduate School), Nurul Kamariah (BRSBE), Tan Wan Sing (Faculty of Information Technology), See Kian Seng (Faculty of Business Administration), Sidra Naim Binti Taraq Naemzia (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences) and Wong Yisha (Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management) during the convocation dinner held last night at One World Hotel.

UniRazak's convocation also conferred a doctoral degree Business Administration (Honora Causis) to Dato’ Ameer Ali Mydin, who is managing director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd. Also present at the convocation were presidents and vice- chancellors of other institutions of higher learning and members of UniRazak's board of directors, management committee and senate, as well as academics. For details on UniRazak's programmes, contact the Marketing Department at 03-76277000, email marketing@uni or visit