08 Sep 2018

Celebrating SuccessLatest News

MDIS and Bangor University proudly celebrated the success of 204 graduates, of whom 27 achieved First Class Honours in the undergraduate programmes, and another nine scored Distinctions in their MBA postgraduate programmes.

Held at Raffles City Convention Centre on 8 September, the graduation was graced by Professor John G Hughes, President and Vice Chancellor of Bangor University, UK and Guest-of-Honour, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Chairman, Home Team Volunteer Network Steering Committee and former Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs.

In his opening address, MDIS President, Dr Eric Kuan emphasised to the graduands the importance of embracing lifelong learning and upgrading their skills to sustain their employability for career success.

Guest-of-Honour, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee also shared wisdom in his address. He spoke of 3 ‘R’s - Resilience, Resourcefulness and Responsibility, that can take one to the next stage of one’s professional development.  He further added that these attributes have served him well in his working life, including 20 years in the public service. His hope was that these attributes would help steer the graduands in their lives ahead. 

The event was a double celebration as Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee was also conferred the MDIS Honorary Fellow award, in recognition of his support of and contributions to MDIS.

In his citation, Dr R Theyvendran, PBM, MDIS Secretary-General shared, “Associate Professor Ho has shown great support in the interest and welfare of MDIS, and in encouraging the advancement of the institute as a provider of quality education.”

“He has also been instrumental in giving sound counsel and advice on the purchase of the MDIS Headquarters building at 190 Changi Road, which has appreciated manifolds in value, for which we are most grateful to him.” 

We wish all graduates the very best in their future endeavours and also congratulate Associate Professor Ho on his award.