In a more serious tone, he urged, âI ask one thing, that you do not compromise on the quality of teaching and quality of degree. There must be no shortcuts.â And to the graduates he said, âIt is up to you to build up the WOU brand and the WOU Alumni or fraternity. You are the ambassadors since you are out there in the workplace.â
As to the learning experience at WOU, he requested the graduates to âtell your friends, colleagues about how good it is; donât tell them how easy it is. At WOU, it is âeasy in, difficult outâ as we donât compromise on the teaching.â He also asked them to provide feedback and let the university know if they receive a promotion at their workplace or are grabbed by another company.
Tun Dr Lim remarked that âin 40 years, you can be the number one university in Malaysia. It is something that is possible since OUUK is now the No. 5 university in the UK.â
He later presented ties to the two honorary graduands while the CeMBA graduates were given ties and scarves in goodie bags.
Datoâ Seri Goh Eng Toon, who received the Honorary Doctor of Laws at the convocation ceremony, in his speech at the dinner told the graduates, âYou should constantly hold in mind that learning doesnât end in university and what you learned must be used and applied in your workplace.â
His advice: âWork hard and have integrity in what you do. Be honest, upright and honourable. This allows you to hold your head high, sleep good every night and your conscience is clear.â
WOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Wong Tat Meng later toasted the CeMBA graduates and took group photos with graduates and directors from the different regional offices.