Tung Wah College (TWC) awarded yesterday (10 November) 480 graduates either a Bachelor Degree or Higher Diploma in various disciplines at its 9th Graduation Ceremony held at the MacPherson Stadium. The Ceremony was officiated by Mr. Kazaf Tam Chun-kwok, Chairman of Board of Governors of TWC.
Speaking at the Ceremony, the Guest of Honour, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, GBS, JP, Chairman of Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, commended TWC for its clear strategic positioning with a strong niche in Health and Medical Science disciplines that is well recognised by the community. Its contributions to the allied health sector, right now facing acute manpower shortage, are indispensable. Professor Cheung further encouraged the graduates to stay positive, keep an open-mind and be prepared to grasp the various opportunities arising from the new normal despite the uncertainty and complexity of the pandemic situation. Professor Cheung said, “In today’s rapidly changing world, in order to succeed, you need to stay alert and be agile, to adapt to changing circumstances with humility, to take calculated risks, and have the courage to venture into uncharted territory.”
Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC, remarked in her speech that 2021 is a major milestone for TWC after a decade of development. With the enormous contribution and support from donors and all stakeholders, the number of students continues to grow and has reached over 3,400 in this academic year. Professor Chan encouraged the graduates to remember the College’s 10th anniversary slogan, “Thrive with Knowledge, Serve with Heart”. She believes that the knowledge and skills that students have acquired in TWC have formed a strong foundation for themselves. While sense of empathy and social responsibility will bring graduates to the next level in their life journey as they create their future guided by aspirations and goals.
At the Ceremony, two graduates were invited to share their learning experience at TWC. Ong Mun Yi Victoria, graduate of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), expressed her gratitude to her classmates and teachers for their assistance and support which helped her overcoming learning difficulties. She pointed out that with an environment that provides basic and professional biomedical-based knowledge and training, TWC is an ideal place for anyone who wishes to work or study in a biomedical-related field, and thus making her well-equipped to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Yam Lok Tung Joyce, graduate of Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education, said that she has the chance to get to know her best teachers and friends at TWC and has developed close relationship with them. Without their support, she would not be able to make it through the practicum during the pandemic. She recommended graduates to keep in touch with teachers by joining the alumni network.