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Hooding Ceremony of PhD Graduands in conjunction with UTM 63rd Convocation 2019.


My fellow Deputy deans, assistant deans, chairs, directors, supervisors, Honored Guests, the phd graduands, and Friends.

Special thanks n welcome to FSSH former dean, Prof Dr. Muhammad Sukri Saud for joining us today celebrating all the phd graduands.

It is now my great pleasure also to welcome all of you, distinguished guests, faculty colleagues, families, friends, and all fssh phd graduands

Fellow graduands,

Welcome to fssh PhD hooding ceremony, the event where we honor all phd graduands from fssh.

The Hooding Ceremony is an event whereby recognition is given for those graduating with a doctoral degree.

This 63rd convocation, a Total of 43 PhD graduands from fssh will be awarded with a doctoral degree.

It is a tradition in academia before convocation, the faculty will have a hooding ceremony for the PhD graduands
Well… today is your day where u have achieved your dream which not everybody will able to do so.
Some of you have achieved everything you wanted to and more.

Some of you are just a little short of expectations but I fully believe you are very, very successful. I do hope you are proud of yourself. Certainly I know your supervisors are! 

There is a great little quote: 

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.

I imagine that, today, all of your family members and friends, as well as others around you, must be feeling extremely happy and proud to attend this graduation ceremony. Lets thanks these people, who have supported you to this stage, that you are with us today, in a hooding ceremony for PhD graduands. We from the faculty would also like to express our appreciation of the challenges met and support provided by your families to help you arrive at this moment. We share their joy, today.

To all the supervisors, you must be proud today to witness the moment where your students will be celebrated in today hooding ceremony at fssh. The Hooding Ceremony is symbolic of passing the guard from one generation to the next generation. We as supervisors now are passing the knowledge, experience, journey in an academia to all of you.

UTM has been your home for some time now. I believe many of you will miss UTM later.
Let me leave you with a short quote: 

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.

I hope we have done so by giving you three gifts: Knowledge, Vision, and Confidence

Last but not least, i would like to thanks the commitee members who make the event in reality today n also for all the efforts in making this event successful.

To all the graduands remember….
NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!!! Continue to seek for knowledge… learn, relearn n unlearn. Congratulations to all…

Thank you.
Prof. Dr. Zaidatun Tasir
Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities