Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hard Work Pays Off, Whether It's Football or MQA

Good news, even if I reported this somewhat belatedly! In the away leg of the Champions League last-16 clash against Roma, Arsenal’s Van Persie netted in a goal (a penalty from a Philippe Mexes foul), to give the Gunners a 1-0 win. Arsenal were definitely the better team, but they couldn’t find the net, save this one solitary shot.

And more good news! The MQA visit to HICT on February 24-25 ended today, and everything turned out well, save one or two small issues that came well-disguised as suggestions. I am happy to report that we have been successful in this accreditation exercise, thereby achieving something that has not been possible all these years for this much-maligned Diploma in Business program. I do not believe we could have pulled this off if not for the untiring efforts by Yoga and Amutha and the unflinching support from the Diploma in Business students (90% of them, but Alice Lee and Callister Wong deserve special mention), ADP students (specifically Ke Xin, Andrew, Mervyn and Shamroz), and not excluding Iyad from Engineering and Jonathan from Marketing who have all helped to make this possible. Thank you, everybody!

Dr. Paul Chan’s email today sums up how we all feel about finally getting this accreditation: “I am glad that I have put my trust in you. Congratulations. Now focus on SNHU. This is a good program. We can do a lot more to get students. When I return I want to meet on SNHU”. But of course, my work never ends…

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