DHAKA, Jan 14 (Bernama) — The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail urged students not to easily give up, but to be strong and determined when faced with a big challenge.
He said they should also be innovative, hardworking and adhere to the principle that “nothing is impossible in ordinary life”.
“Impossible is only impossible until someone does it for the first time, then it is no longer impossible. Once upon a time, people believed that our world was flat and square until somebody travelled around the globe to prove otherwise.”
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said this in his keynote address at the 5th convocation of Daffodil International University (DIU), here, yesterday.
“The degree in your hand will be an excellent springboard to launch your career and your life. Therefore, it is imperative to plan your career carefully so as to give the best impact not only to yourself but your family, community, and ultimately the nation and Islam,” he added.
He also asked Bangladesh students to look at the education system of Malaysia and take advantage of what could be learnt there.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also the chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), said Malaysia was initiating many approaches in order to keep up with the changing world and current needs which would generate a well-structured development of higher education.
“Students in Malaysia can choose to either study in locally-run programmes or twinning academic programmes, or take up vocational technical or skills training,” he said.
A total of 3,682 graduands of DIU received their degrees at its permanent campus in Savar, Dhaka, including 785, their master’s degree.
by Adnan Jahaya