On 27th of January 2018, more than five hundred attendees convened at Dream Centre Petaling Jaya with anticipation and excitement to celebrate a momentous day – the MCKL Graduation & Awards Ceremony!
The graduands comprised of students from the Cambridge A Level (CAL), Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT), and Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE) programmes. Professor Andrew Walker, President & Pro Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Malaysia was the guest of honour of the graduation.
This year, the AUSMAT cohort saw 32 students scoring ATAR 90 and above while the top student, Kelvin Chan Wey Han achieved an ATAR score of ATAR 99.0. Kelvin has been accepted into University of Malaya for his undergraduate degree studies in Electrical Engineering.
The Cambridge A Level programme saw 262 students passing the examination. One student scored 5A*s, seventeen students scored with 4A*s while 38.4% of the cohort obtained 3As and above.
MCKL’s home-grown programme, the Diploma in Early Childhood Education saw 17 graduands receiving their diploma scrolls. Denise Thean Pui Yan graduated as the top student of her cohort and received the Datuk Dr Chiam Heng Keng Award for best overall performance with CGPA of 3.93.
Most Inspiring Student: Celine Lean
The highlight of the graduation ceremony was an inspiring speech given by Celine Lean Yew Lin, MCKL’s first ever blind graduand. Sharing about her difficulties in finding a college which would accept her after achieving outstanding SPM results, she thanked and praised MCKL for rising up to the challenge in accommodating her, despite having no experience in teaching visually impaired students. She also gave credit to the lecturers, staff and students of MCKL for going the extra mile in providing a friendly and conducive environment for her education – she gave examples of how her lecturers creatively explained and helped her visualise drawings, graphs and charts.
Celine Lean adapted well to college life and excelled in her studies – achieving 2A*s and 2As in the Cambridge A Level examinations. She also won the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for obtaining top marks in Malaysia for the AS Law paper. For her achievements in MCKL, Celine was given the Most Inspiring Student Award of 2017.
Celine has successfully gained admission into the University of Cambridge, UK to read for a Law degree. Yayasan Khazanah has awarded a full scholarship for her university studies for Celine to fulfil her childhood dream. She plans to return to Malaysia after completing her studies to advocate for human rights and to raise awareness for the needs of the blind.
Established since 1983, MCKL’s mission is to nurture a community where excellence in all its forms is celebrated; where individuals come alive to their God-given abilities and make a unique difference in the world. MCKL believes in the potential of all students to rise to their calling as stewards of God’s creation, and in nurturing them to their utmost potential.
MCKL offers pre-university programmes such as Cambridge A Level and Australian Matriculation, diploma programmes in Early Childhood Education and Social Work, the American Degree Transfer Program, and professional CAT and ACCA courses.
For more information on the courses and scholarships offered at MCKL, please call 03-2274 1851 or visit the website at www.mckl.edu.my.
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