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First telco-backed award in Malaysia to local students, says U Mobile

AvantiKumar | Aug. 4, 2015
U Excellence Academic Awards are the result of a collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia rewards accomplished students, said U Mobile CEO Wong Heang Tuck.

U Mobile Hari Raya

Photo - Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia YB Datuk Seri Panglima Salleh Said Keruak , and minister of Agriculture & Agro based Industry YB Dato' Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, together with U Mobile's Wong, handed over the certificate to 10 final-year students from The University of Malaya.

 

Malaysian telecom U Mobile has granted its 'U Excellence' academic award scholarships to top local students from University of Malaya as part of initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

During a Hari Raya celebration U Mobile's chief executive officer Wong Heang Tuck said that the U Excellence Academic Award is the first telco-backed award in Malaysia to offer scholarship to local university students.

Wong said that the company "has instituted an annual scholarship to recognise students who have accomplished academic achievements beyond expectations."

At the Hari Raya event (held prior to the recent cabinet reshuffle), Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia YB Datuk Seri Panglima Salleh Said Keruak, and minister of Agriculture & Agro based Industry YB Dato' Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, together with U Mobile's Wong, handed over the certificate to 10   final-year students from The University of Malaya.  Each student was granted with RM5,000 (US$1,330) as a recognition to their achievement.

"With this award, we are investing in the excellence of today's youth to give them a booster to continue to strive for the best in life," said Wong. "This will be one of our annual award to recognise excellent scholars, as we hope to be part of their journey to success and make this country a better place for generations to come."

 

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