TANJUNG MALIM – Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) graduands were advised to show gratitude by practising a culture of being grateful to those who have enabled them to achieve academic success.
Speaking at the university’s 17th convocaton ceremony here today, Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim who is also UPSI chancellor, stressed that their success was also due to the respective roles and collective efforts of various parties.
They included the teaching staff and graduands’ family members who always gave them material and moral support, as well as the national education policy and education infrastructure provided by the country, said Her Royal Highness.
“The success of acquiring a degree is the outcome of the determination of the teachers and their commitment to explore a wider world of knowledge although they had their own daily tasks and responsibilities in school.
“This spirit has helped fulfil the nation’s aspiration to sow, among the people, a culture of continuous education and life-long learning,” added Tuanku Zara.
UPSI, the Perak Raja Permaisuri said, had fulfilled the purpose of its establishment by producing graduands in various disciplines of knowledge to meet the country’s needs.
Tuanku Zara said UPSI was now actively pursuing international recognition in the field of education and high-level teacher training.
“UPSI is stepping up networking with universities abroad through marketing of its study programmes, quality research and high-impact writing and publishing of journals,” she said.
A total of 7,123 graduands receive their degrees and diplomas during the first session over four days, while another 5,202 will receive theirs during the second session from Nov 24 to 26. – BERNAMA