SHAH ALAM, Feb 5 —- Two Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students, from the Faculty of Accountancy, has achieved excellence by being listed among the top 10 in the world in The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) examinations last December.
In a statement today, UiTM said the two students are Fatin Najwa Azman, 22, a fifth-semester student of the ACCA programme and Putera Aiman Abdul Rashid, 19, a final-semester student of the CAT programme.
Fatin Najwa won first place in Malaysia and ninth in the world for the Audit and Assurance examination while Putera Aiman earned first place in Malaysia and second place in the world for the Maintaining Financial Records (FA2) examination.
In the statement, dean of the accountancy faculty, Professor Dr Haslinda Yusoff said the two students were very committed and dedicated in their studies, and this was in addition to a good learning environment.
“The faculty is very proactive in fostering an effective learning environment. The combination of an effective teaching and learning system at UiTM contributes to a student’s success.
“This success also proves Bumiputera excellence in the field of accounting. It can be used as a stimulus to produce more of the best Bumiputera accounting professionals in the world,” she said.
Haslinda also said the two students are expected to give impetus to all UiTM staff to continue to give their best towards making the university a world-class educational institution.
UiTM is said to be the first public university in Malaysia to receive the ACCA Platinum Award since July 2011, and continues to serve as a major public educational institution in supporting the country’s aspirations of producing 60,000 certified accountants by 2030.