“Life must go on” Afizfaiz
Kuala Lumpur, 1 September – It has been a bittersweet experience for Ahmad Afizfaiz Roslan, 19, but life must go on. Having to come for registration day without the loved one, is never an easy things to do.
His father, Roslan Ismail, 49, and brother Ahmad Azrifaiz, 18, drowned after falling into Sungai Langat during a fishing trip on Sunday, just a week before registration day at UMP. His grandmother, Esah @ Aishah Talib, 75, passed away three days later, on Wednesday after falling at his mother home in Taman Bangi Perdana.
As the eldest, Ahmad Afizfaiz need to be strong and carries the responsibility to be the head of the family while helping his mother to take care of his two younger brother, Ahmad Arizfaiz Roslan, 13 and Ahmad Aziffaiz Roslan, 10.
“I’m planning to take a bus to UMP and ask for exemption from attending Induction Week since there are some family matters need to be taken care of. I’ll be back on campus either on next Wednesday or Thusday,” said Afizfaiz, who will be pursuing his study in Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering. He did not expect UMP to contact and offers help to ease the burden he’s facing to register.
Afizfaiz mother, Dr Ajura Abdul Jalil, 48 who is an Oral Pathology Specialist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu said, she appreciates the help and concern shown by UMP by visiting their home in Bangi to help in the registration process of her eldest son.
She really hopes that her son, Ahmad Afizfaiz will do his very best and be an example to his siblings and make the family proud. “If my husband is still alive, I’m sure he will be happy and proud to see this,” she added.
Present to meet the family is Dean, Student Affairs & Alumni, Dr. Muhamad Mat Noor and Senior Executive at Students Affairs & Alumni Department, Mdm. Azlina Abdul Mubin.
According to Dr. Muhammad, it is university responsibility to help students that have problem to come for registration day. UMP has initiated UMP Education Incentive to help those unfortunate and poor students, and MyGift Excellent Award to selected excellent students with full scholarship throughout their study in UMP.
A total of 2104 new students registered for bachelor programme for 2018/2019 academic session in a registration process which runs simultaneously at both campuses. Present to welcome the students and their families were Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) Prof Dato Dr Yuserrie Zainuddin and UMP Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Abd. Hamid Majid.