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21/11/2019 : Umi Fatiha farmer’s daughter wins Royal Academic Award (Medal of Excellence)

Umi Fatiha farmer’s daughter wins Royal Academic Award (Medal of Excellence)

Translation by: DR. ROZAIMI ABU SAMAH, FACULTY OF CHEMICAL AND PROCESS 
                         ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY  

Umi Fatiha Md Kosnin@Md Seropil, born in Sungai Balang, Muar, Johor, is the recipient of the Royal Academy Award (Medal of Excellence) at the 14th Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Convocation Ceremony. 

She attributes her success to her parents, Md Kosnin @ Md Seopil, 71, a farmer and Nurmah Sukarman, 62, a housewife. The youngest of five siblings was born on 7 January 1996, at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital, Muar, Johor. 

Her success is driven by the sacrifices of her parents. She hopes to make her whole family proud of her and repay them for their sacrifices over the years. 

Umi Fatiha holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Technology from the Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology, UMP with a CGPA of 3.72. She was on the Dean’s List for seven semesters and has also won a gold medal at the Creation, Innovation, Technology and Research Exposition (CITREx 2019) and a silver medal at the 30th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2019) during her study at UMP. 

Her passion is also reflected in her active involvement in various associations and clubs. She had served as the Secretary of the Secretariat for Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission UMP (SPRUMP) in 2015– 2017, committee member of the International Festival of Innovation of Green Technology (i-FINOG 2017), Deputy Director of Secretariat for Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission UMP Explorace (SPRUMP) in 2015, and Exco for Bowling for Fitness and Bonding in 2015. 

She was also involved as one of the main committee members in Minggu Induksi Siswa (MINDS) and Hari Suai Kenal in 2016. She was also appointed as the Secretary of Freedom Run 1.0: Free from Corruption (2016) and the Secretary of Corruption Night with Student Leaders (2017). She was also assigned as the Exco for various programmes such as Bayu Kenyalang Festival (2017), Led Dance Music Run (2018), and Saintis Turun ke Desa (2019). 

While studying at UMP, she was delighted with the facilities provided. She also acknowledged that the lecturers in UMP played an essential role in producing knowledgeable and ethical students, especially the lecturers of the Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology (FSTI). 

To her, they were among the most influential educators in teaching and producing excellent graduates. They did not only educate but were also involved in the off-campus activities with the students and the community. 

She works as a Junior Quality Control Executive responsible for quality assurance in manufacturing at Panwrite Plastic Industries Sdn. Bhd., in Shah Alam, Selangor. 

“Do your best and Allah will do the rest” is what she holds dearly in her life. She aspires to acquire additional knowledge and skills by engaging in the areas she enjoys most.