Ng who was involved in a road accident 36 years ago, uses a walking stick, yet he proudly came to witness his son, Ng Kah Pin, 23, an Applied Science student specializing in Mathematic Modelling) receive his scroll at the Third Session of the 42nd USM Convocation Ceremony.
“He is very intelligent. In fact he skipped one grade and went straight to Standard Five,” he said with pride when asked about his youngest child, who is also the only one of four siblings who has furthered his studies at university level.
Ng Kah Pin, when met said that he is planning to pursue a Master’s Degree and is determined to fulfill his father’s wishes to obtain the best education possible.
In his speech at the same session, the Pro-Chancellor, Tan Sri Razali Ismail called on all the graduands to appreciate the contributions of women to society and to nation building which has enabled Malaysia to be among the nations that are well-known globally.
“Women make up a large segment of the society and it is reported that more than 70% of undergraduates in the university comprise this group. However, women are often discriminated against, marginalized, oppressed and exploited. We must not forget that women played a part when Y.T.M Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj left for London to discuss the issue of independence,” he said in his speech to the 797 graduands at the Third Session of the 42nd USM Convocation Ceremony.
Tan Sri Razali also chaired the Fourth Session of the 42nd USM Convocation Ceremony and presented scrolls to a total of 699 graduands.