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Jom Cerita Contest – Unleashed the UCYP Talents

Prize giving award for Jom Cerita Contest was held at Level 3, UCYP Tanjung Lumpur with a simple yet meaningful setting. This contest was participated by 22 people that consists of 14 staff and 8 students. The event was attended physically by 20 guests while 100 UCYP students attended via online.

The idea of the Jom Cerita Contest was initiated by the Vice Counselor UCYP, Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Haji Zainuddin in order to reveal the potentials among UCYP talents in writing short essays or creating short videos on the current issue – COVID-19 Pandemic.

“The whole world is confronting a serious pandemic that requires Malaysian government to enforce Movement Control Order (MCO) since 18 March 2020. The pandemic has  affected all sectors in Malaysia including educational instutions. Having that in mind, UCYP has taken different measures in order to adapt to the new norms, giving emphasized on the teaching and learning process.

Jom Cerita Contest is a very significant program that not only documented our experiences in dealing with COVID-19 but also a great way to filled time with beneficial activity. The contest has started from 13 May until 9 June and there were two (2) categories offered : Student and Staff. Apart from that, UCYP Creative Award was introduced to encourage more talents  among UCYPians.

The winners for UCYP Creative Awards are Shafawati Atikah binti Shapiee (Staff Category)  from Faculty of Human Development and Nur Arina Binti Azman (Student Category) also from the Faculty of Human Development.

“I was so surprised when being announced as the UCYP Creative Award recipient for my short essay –  Kepulangan yang dinanti, kerinduan yang terubat.  It was about my father and my family true experiences,” she added.

Meanwhile, the winner for the student’s category, Nur Arina Hazirah Binti Azman also did not expect that her story was chosen when she was announced as the winner.

“Alhamdullilah, thank you to  Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad and also the jury. The story that I wrote was more casual and relaxed. I shared my experiences on how I dealt with MCO as a student, a daughter and an elder sister,” she added.

The UCYP Creative Award recipients brought home RM200 cash prizes and certificates. In addition to that, all participants also received RM100 each and certificates.  The cash prizes was contributed by the Vice Counselor UCYP, Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad bin Haji Zainuddin. Thank you, Prof!

UCYP Vice Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Haji Zainuddin with UCYP Creative Award winners Shafawati Atikah binti Shapiee, from staff Category (left) and Nur Arina Hazirah Binti Azman from student category (right)

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Haji Zainuddin also having online interactions – 100 UCYP students attended via Zoom

Small and simple celebration for the winners. Congratulations!

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