There was a changing of guard as 23-year-old Muhammad Farid Arsyad Foad took over from the very able, competent and industrious Pan Bo Zhong, 25, as the president of the on-campus learning (OCL) Student Council during the annual general meeting (AGM) today.
Farid, like Bo Zhong, is pursuing his full-time Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Management programme at WOU, having enrolled during the May 2017 intake. The OCL student body is tasked to look after the interests of some 250 full-time students currently enrolled at the University in the six full-time degree programmes offered. The new team has indeed big shoes to fill in view of the tremendous job done by Bo Zhong and his committee.
The new line-up of the OCL Student Council for the 2018/2019 period is as follows:
President: Muhammad Farid Arsyad Foad
Vice Presidents: Michelle Tan Cheng Hooi Hooi
Chew Chin Chai (Calvin)
Secretary: Pranaven Pratapan
Assistant Secretary: Teoh Wooi Joo
Treasurer: Lee Pei Fong
Assistant Treasurer: Loo Wen Nee (Cheryl)
Public Relations: Kelly Oo Kai Li and Sujanthan Selvarajah
Surendren Chandra Sagaran
Tan Jing Yang
In his speech before presenting certificates to the outgoing office-bearers, School of Business and Administration Acting Dean Prakash V Arumugam advised the students to “take ownership of the student-related activities” as they are part of the WOU community and should not feel detached from the University.
He also reminded the students to keep the council election as democratic as possible in line with the philosophy of the nation that subscribes to a free and fair electoral process and good governance.
He applauded the outgoing Student Council members for doing “an excellent job” in organising several activities for the benefit of the students and to help the less fortunate in society, besides enhancing the image of the University. He therefore cautioned and encouraged the new office-bearers to surpass the performance of their predecessors and be “one-level higher” in undertaking their respective roles.