: The daughter of a night market trader, Siti Aisah Kamarulzaman, emerged as the best graduand of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Malaysia and seventh best ACCA graduand in the world, for the June 2013 examination.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) vice-chancellor Tan Sri Prof Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar said UiTM student Siti Aisah was the seventh best in the world out of 6,000 candidates who sat for the examination.
"The UiTM is very proud of the success achieved by Siti Aisah which proves that if we want something, nothing is impossible and anyone can do it," he said at a media conference, here Friday.
He said that Siti Aisah also inherited the success of her elder brother, Khalid who emerged as the best graduand in Malaysia in the same examination last year.
Siti Aisah, 21, a student from the Department of Professional Accounting Study, UiTM's Faculty of Accounting, emerged as the best out of 724 ACCA graduands in the country.
"I'm thankful for this achievement and I thank my parents and lecturers who had given me much support and inspiration throughout my studies. They are my strength and inspiration for this most meaningful success," said the fourth child out of nine siblings.
She said the experience of her father, Kamarulzaman Udin, 51, as a night market trader, and the advice from her mother, Saadah Rahmat, 52, a teacher, had inspired her a lot in working hard to achieve the best success in life.
In another development, Sahol Hamid said that effective next year, all UiTM professional courses would be offered at the Medan Mara, Kuala Lumpur to facilitate the students in attending classes without going through the traffic jams.