BATU PAHAT, 9 July 2019:
Being partially-paralysed since birth did not hinder Muhammad Izzat Hanafi Suhaili, 18, from continuing to seek knowledge and he did not regard the shortcoming as an obstacle.
He was very happy after he was accepted to further his study at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) for a diploma in Information Technology as it was his dream.
Muhammad Izzat, who scored an excellent result at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia level, through the special education class at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Abong, Muar, said he found it difficult to move his hands and could not move his legs.
‘’I opt to enrol at UTHM because this university has professional teaching manpower in information technology and it was my first choice when making my application to enter university prior to this.
‘’Indeed, it is not easy for a handicapped person like me to continue my studies at a university because I always need the help of other people in my daily life but I am prepared to accept the challenge,’’ he said at the Student Transformation Week (STW) at the UTHM Convention Hall yesterday.
Muhammad Izzat said the main reason why he picked UHTM to further his studies was because he knew the university provided complete facilities for the handicapped group to facilitate them – especially when attending lectures.
In the meantime, Applied Sciences and Technology Faculty lecturer associate professor Dr Zaidi Embong – who is also a handicapped – stated UHTM including at the Pagoh Campus, Muar indeed provided apt facilities for the group to study in comfort until they completed their studies.
‘’The university is very concerned about groups like us. My colleagues always help to ease my movements to classes to teach.”
Meanwhile, Muhammad Izzat, who had just registered at UTHM on June 30, had represented his school in a contest themed information technology in the special education category at the national level and secured third place.
The student also shared his aspiration to become an excellent student to make his parents and the university proud.