UUM ONLINE: To liven up the spirit of the 28th Convocation Ceremony of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), which will commence 24 until 28 October, the university would hold a convocation fiesta, with an apt theme of 'Holistic Graduates, the Essence of Excellence'.
Perlis Menteri Besar, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Seri Azlan Man was present to open the UUM 28th Convocation Fiesta at Mu'adzam Shah Hall, recently.
He urged UUM students to practice and portray a high level of positive traits which are the bedrock of successbesides their academic excellence.
"The righteous and positive attitude imbues all your actions with positive vibes, in addition to academic excellence, in order to help you face the reality of life after graduation," he said.
The eight-day convocation fiesta was also packed with fun-filled activities of academic, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, sports and recreation, as well as exhibition involving Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs); PC Fair, football and futsal games, performances from local artistes, religious talk as well as goods and foods stalls.
According to UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, the organisation of the UUM 28th convocation fiesta was to honour the soon to-be-graduates and their families, regardless of their nationality, race and religion.
"I addition, I fervently hope that the convocation fiesta would provide opportunities for students to showcase their creative concepts and ideas to plan, organise and conduct a successful event. The students’ involvement in organising such event indeed inspires them to conduct more awe-inspiring events in the future," he said in his welcoming speech.
The ceremony also saw Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Amy Azhar Hj. Mohd Harif, representing UUM Alumni Association, handing over a mock check of RM 30,000 from the UUM Alumni Association to Prof. Dato' Seri Vice-Chancellor, who received the sponsorship on behalf of the UUM 28th Convocation Fiesta organising committee.
Guests were treated to performances from the UUM Malays Martial Arts Association and a singer, Zamani Slam.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Hj Abdul Karim, members of the University Management Committee and UUM officials.
Translated by Nurul Nazifah Mat Noh
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