BINTULU, Nov 1 – Dr. Mangai Anak Tugau, 63, has successfully proved that age does not stop him as a retired teacher to successfully hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a timely manner.
He was the oldest graduate at the 46th Convocation Ceremony of Universiti Putra Malaysia held at the Bintulu Sarawak Campus (UPMKB) at the first session at the Sri Kenyalang Hall today receiving his PhD from the Chancellor of UPM, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.
"I want to prove that the golden age does not prevent a person from learning to the highest level, as well as to give good examples to my grandchildren and in general in the general public.
"Education is a way to change the way people live, so whether or not we want to pursue education as high as possible. Age and money are not a factor to prevent not continuing to study because I am past 60 years," he said.
The father of three said the person who pulled his hand to pursue his PhD was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Maulana Magiman as well as his supervisor throughout his studies.
"The most important thing to successfully complete a PhD on time is to have a high level of discipline. Every day we must have the spirit to continue what we've started," he said.
He is a retired teacher who has served for 15 years at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Balai, Sebauh, Sarawak. - UPM
Date of Input: 04/11/2022 |
Updated: 07/11/2022 | lanz