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Two Daughters of a Lorry Driver Shared the Convocation Stage

Kuantan, 1 November – It was a sweet memory for a couple of sisters to share the stage during the fourth session of the 12th UMP Convocation Ceremony held at the Sports Complex, Gambang Campus today.

For Sharon Jessica A/P Sarvathi Pillai, 28 dan Sybil Janita A/P Sarvathi Pillai,24, both of them graduated proudly received their Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management from UMP Advanced Education.

Their joy were also shared by their father Mr. Sarvathi Pillai, 60, a lorry driver and their mother, Madam Thelaga Devi who is a home maker. For Sarvathi, the achievement of his daughters are also an achievement for him and his wife as parents despite all the hardship of providing an education for them at the university level.

“Their effort and desire to succeed actually paid off. My wife and I felt blessed with their achievement” he explained.

For Sharon Jessica, she felt sorry for the challenges her parents faced raising her and her siblings and hopefully this achievement can repay their deeds.

 “The unwavering support from our parents strengthen our will to be successful and enable us to earn this diploma” she said. As for Sybil Janita, both her and her sister want to further their studies at a higher level.

The second day of the convocation saw 685 students from the Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Management and UMP Advanced Education receiving their scroll from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim.

They are a part of the total of 2,845 UMP graduates receiving their degree and diploma at the 12th UMP Convocation Ceremony scheduled for three days starting from 18th to 20th November at the Sports Complex, UMP Gambang Campus.