Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UMK Convocation Ceremony

(picture from Bernama)
Tun Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi received an honorary degree of PhD in Entrepreneurship from HRH Tengku Dr. Muhammad Fa-iz Petra

His Royal Highness the Tengku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Kelantan, Tengku Dr. Muhammad Fa-iz Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra consent to attend the first convocation ceremony of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). In conjunction of the event, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V was proclaimed as the Chancellor of UMK, replacing his father and the Tengku Mahkota was proclaimed as the Pro-Chancellor of UMK. The proclamation was made by the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Nordin at Grand Riverview Hotel.

269 graduates received their degree in bachelor and 3 received their Master in the ceremony. The graduation certificates was delivered by the Crown Prince. Also attended the ceremony were Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Kelantan, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat; Former Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; Vice-Chancellor of UMK, Prof Emeritus Datuk Ir Dr Zainai Mohamad, and Chairman of UMK Board of Director, Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah.

In the ceremony, Tun Abdullah was bestowed a PhD in Entrepreneurship (Human Capital Development) in honour of his service during his Prime Minister-ship and a role he played during the foundation of UMK.



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