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Redefining Success, Having Disability Does Not Deter Students From Their Accomplishments

Gombak, 7 January 2023 – Physical disability did not discourage International Islamic College (IIC) graduates from succeeding in their respective fields. They are also proof that excellence is not measured by perfection but perseverance and dedication in seeking knowledge. Muhammad Haziq Bin Samrat, 28 years old was among the honorable disabled graduates who were celebrated in the IIC 14th Convocation Ceremony.

Haziq or notably known as Haziq Skateboard is one of the graduates in Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship), which is one of the degree programmes in collaboration between the International Islamic College (IIC) and the Federation University of Australia.

Despite being born without limbs from the hips down, it does not deter Haziq from engaging in strenuous activities and participating in extreme sports such as wall climbing, skateboarding or longboarding, swimming, and other endurance sports that has kept him active since childhood. Muhammad Haziq who recently married to Nuratiqah Amiera Ghazali in July also an award recipient for the Honorary OKU (people with disabilities) Award in conjunction with the Maulidur Rasul celebration.

This young man who actively skates around using a skateboard has once received the Inspiration Award at the IIC 11th convocation ceremony during his diploma. His success and determination in life is a source of inspiration for many and has even received extensive media coverage throughout Malaysia.

IIC also plays its role in helping graduates throughout the study period by providing a learning atmosphere that is conducive and friendly to people with disabilities.

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