IPK Student, Teoh Hoong Yang (or more fondly known as Jimmy to IPK students and lecturers) who is visually impaired due to inherited genetic conditions (known as Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy diseases) battle against all odds to succeed in his studies and has received a scholarship to allow him to undertake a degree in finance and accounting at a respected UK university.
Being visually impaired since the age of 17 years old, which forces him to stop his studies. After facing many challenges looking for a job due to his disabilities, Jimmy returned to studies and his efforts earned him 4As in SPM. After finishing his SPM, he went on to study diploma in accounting at IPK College.
In IPK College, Jimmy is supported by experienced lecturers who are ever ready to guide him in his studies. With the encouragement from his peers, lecturers and management of IPK College, Jimmy graduated from his diploma with flying colours, earning a CGPA of 3.96.
Later in September, Jimmy will be departing for a one-year degree course in accounting and finance at a respected UK university with all tuition and daily expenses covered by various philanthropists.
IPK College’s diplomas are well recognised by various universities around the world enabling IPK diploma students to obtain degree qualification by undergoing only one year degree course.
“I have failed much more time than other people, however, I will not let myself discouraged by failure for too long, I will pick myself up after I have failed, again and again,” he said.
Jimmy said that he developed his interest in accounting after starting his diploma course in IPK College, one of the leading business and accounting schools in the Northern Region of Malaysia, thanks to the hard-working and helpful lecturers who have supported him throughout his learning journey in IPK College.
He wishes to express his gratitude towards lecturers and management personnel in IPK College as well as the generous philanthropists who have the noble principle in education to provide equal learning opportunities for everyone.