CPU Class of 2013 Urged to be ‘the Change’

The Class of December 2013 from Taylor’s College Canadian Pre-University (CPU) Programme graduated with high hopes to not only be successful in their studies but also in their careers and lives.

During the recent CPU’s 63rd Graduation Ceremony held at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya, Mr. Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor’s College, congratulated the 153 graduates, challenging them to not only make a difference in their own lives but also in the lives of others.

“Staying true to CPU’s spirit, many CPU alumni have gone on to become responsible and globally-aware citizens, making an impact in the community they live in. We are very glad that CPU’s teaching philosophy to mould its students to take the lead in community activities that enhance their character and leadership development has changed many lives, both the students themselves and the people whom they served.”

“I hope that the CPU Class of 2013 will continue to take the lead to be the change, the change to your society and to the world,” said Mr. Lim in his speech, adding that he truly appreciates the teachers’ hard work and efforts in contributing to the success of the graduates.

One of the many graduates is Termeh Haghighat, recipient of the President’s Award for The Highest Academic Standing at 96.67%. A native of Iran, Termeh aspires to become a doctor or a pharmacist. “It has always been my dream to help people in need and the CPU experience at Taylor’s College has certainly affirmed that.”

“I am very excited about going into university and I am extremely thankful for the experience that I’ve had at Taylor’s College. My studies at CPU has not only boost my confidence in expressing myself more effectively, but have also improved my English tremendously,” added Termeh, who is also the Special Award recipient for finishing top in Science (98.00%) and in her English subjects.

Tan Yong Fon, the Valedictorian of the Class of 2013 described his studies at CPU as an eye-opener. “I had a culture shock when I first joined CPU but over the year, it has taught me to become a much better person in terms of self-discipline, self expression and time management.”

“In the end, not only did I manage to achieve good academic results, but I’ve also picked up some very useful social skills. These are the outcomes of the ever helpful yet fun teachers and the activities that CPU offers,” said Yong Fon, who finished top in the Business subject with an impressive 97.00%.

Taylor’s College is a pioneer of the Canadian Year 12 programme in Malaysia. Established in 1983, CPU has been tailored to embody the latest North American education concepts such as highly interactive teaching and learning that prepares students very well with learning and life skills. The unique research-supported Canadian system ensures that students develop the necessary performance-based skills to excel at university and the workplace.