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Dr Lim Chun Shen is one of the 25 doctoral students who will be graduating at the 27th Convocation.
An occupational health doctor at the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Dr Lim, 34, had taken the Master of Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management (MOSHRM).
“OUM’s flexible online courses encouraged me to pursue higher education while working. I gained valuable knowledge and skills through fascinating coursework, collaborative projects, and practical assignments.
“Rich intellectual exchange with friendly lecturers and diverse student groups widened my global perspective. The emphasis on self-directed learning at OUM also encouraged independence and critical thinking.
“Overall, studying at OUM has been a transformative learning experience for me,” he said.
Echoing his enthusiasm is Su Zhi Fen, a lab engineer at a university in Ayer Keroh, Melaka. “Attaining the MOSHRM degree has significantly enhanced my career prospects. It wasn’t easy to balance work and study, but having the unwavering support of my family and friends made all the difference.
“I truly believe in the power of lifelong learning – it keeps us growing intellectually and adaptable in our ever-changing professional world,” said Su, 38.
Meanwhile, Dr Zulkefli Atan, 53, took up a programme totally unrelated to his work. A consultant orthopaedic (spine) surgeon at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, he pursued the Bachelor of Islamic Studies.
“Although I’m a medical doctor, I had a dream of furthering my studies in a different area. However, as a professional with a busy schedule and family commitments, it was almost impossible for me to commit to an ordinary university’s tight learning schedule. Thus, OUM suited me perfectly. It gave me the freedom to plan my learning schedule at my own pace.”
Chong Min Vun had also come to OUM to fulfil a dream. “My lifelong aspiration for higher education only became a reality at age 45 when I enrolled at OUM. Health setbacks had hindered my participation in the Ministry of Education’s teacher’s graduation programme earlier.
“During the pandemic, I successfully juggled remote teaching, school commitments, and family responsibilities. Thus, my graduation will not only advance my career but also set an example for my children, inspiring them to persevere in their pursuits and conquer adversity.”
A primary school teacher in Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Chong, 49, will be graduating with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education) qualification.
All four of them will be receiving their scrolls from OUM’s Pro Chancellor, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur during the convocation from 14 to 17 October.