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    Graduates share tips on road to success

    Rokiah Mahmud

    Widyan Fasihah binti Salleh, a graduate in Bachelor of Usuluddin (Tafsir and Hadith) from the Faculty of Usuluddin of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), said she took the initiative to study materials before attending a class if the lecturer provided notes beforehand.

    “Alhamdulillah, I feel grateful to Allah the Almighty for allowing me to achieve success in my studies. The support from my parents and family was the backbone of my motivation. The assistance, guidance and advice from lecturers also contributed to my success,” she said.

    “Currently I am pursuing a Master’s degree at UNISSA in the same field – Usuluddin,” she shared.

    She believes it is important to manage time properly, to make a study schedule and set goals to achieve excellent results.

    Meanwhile, Mohamad Zainolariffin bin Mohamad Jani @ Zainuddin, a graduate in Bachelor of Syariah (Fiqh and Judiciary), expressed gratitude as it was his first time receiving theM university medal.

    “Many factors contributed to my success,” he said.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Education Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh presents the University Medals and Book Prizes to Widyan Fasihah binti Salleh and Mohamed Zainolariffin bin Mohamad Jani @ Zainuddin. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

    “It was not just due to my diligence, but also my parents’ prayers as they wanted to see their children succeed.

    “My lecturers also played an important role in my journey to success. Without their guidance, tolerance and advice, it would not be as meaningful.”

    He added, “The road to success and excellence comes with struggles and hardship; it demands sacrifices. Each year came with challenges, especially during the pandemic. But with regular revision and diligence in completing assignments and projects, I was able to achieve success.”

    Widyan Fasihah and Mohamad Zainolariffin were among the students who were feted during the UNISSA Medal and Book Prizes ceremony yesterday, where eight students received their medals while 59 received book prizes.

    The ceremony was held in conjunction with the university’s 12th Hafl Al-Takharruj at Serambi Suluh Hall of the Tarindak D’Seni in the capital.

    Minister of Education Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh attended in her capacity as Chairperson of UNISSA’s Council and the guest of honour.

    Rector of UNISSA Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal was also present.

    Assistant Rector (Academic) Associate Professor Dr Siti Sara binti Haji Ahmad as the co-chairperson of the organising committee said, “It has been 12 years since UNISSA first held a convocation ceremony, while recognising excellence and success of its students.

    “UNISSA provides four types of medals – Chancellor, Pro Chancellor, Rector and University – and book prizes in four categories – prizes for final year, prizes outside of the final year, prize for excellent results in Al-Quran course (Arabic and English streams) and prizes for excellent results in Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB).”

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