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TAR UC Graduate Ranks among Nation and World’s Best

August 12, 2021 | Achievement News

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) has a new addition to its impressive list of ACCA high achievers who are among the nation and world’s best. Chew Chen Wah, now a TAR UC graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) programme, was ranked 2nd in Malaysia and 4th in the World for the ACCA Advanced Financial Management (‘AFM’) paper in the June 2021 sitting.

On the inspiration that spurred him to perform well in the paper, Chen Wah replied: “After completing my first AFM coursework test, my lecturer and tutor, Dr Wong Pik Har told me that I had a knack for the subject and that I could perform well in the ACCA examination if I was willing to put in the effort. Her kind words spurred me on to work harder and to improve on my weaknesses in order to excel in the June exams,” said Chen Wah.

“I studied the subject as part of my final year curriculum at TAR UC. The study duration spanned over 5 months. Although I was preparing for 2 ACCA papers, I allocated significantly more time to AFM. I spent a lot of time practising past year questions under timed condition to improve my time management,” he continued. 

TAR UC Graduate Ranks among Nation and World’s Best

Chen Wah was quick to highlight that the thoughtful learning support at TAR UC had contributed very much to his success. “Throughout my 4 years with TAR UC, the institution has provided me with a very conducive learning environment. The many tutors and lecturers I have encountered throughout my studies have been very dedicated in helping students and have generously shared their

knowledge with us. Dr Wong Pik Har in particular is extremely committed to helping us ace our examinations, as she even went as far as to conduct additional classes with us every Saturday morning, which I feel has really helped many of us excel in the ACCA examinations,” he enthused.

This cheerful, young lad who hails from that he acquired many soft skills apart from the technical knowledge throughout Skills for Managers enhanced my presentation skills, both in formal and informal SMK Seksyen 3 Bandar Kinrara said his studies at TAR UC. “Firstly, English for Communication and Professional situations. Secondly, the Advanced Management Spreadsheets helped me improve my technical skills in using Microsoft Excel, which greatly improved my work efficiency,” he said.

Chen Wah shared some advice on how to perform well in ACCA examination. “At the strategic professional level of the ACCA exam, and especially the AFM paper, it is imperative to be technically well-versed. Hence, rote learning should be avoided and that clear, in-depth understanding is the key to success. Never rush the learning process, and if necessary, take a little more time to truly understand the complex technicalities of the syllabus,” he said.

He spoke about his current endeavour. “I plan to embark on a career in the professional services industry, specifically in taxation. When my internship with Deloitte Malaysia ended in May 2020, I signed an offer to commence employment with them upon graduation. Hence, I have started work on 2 August 2021 in the tax and legal department at Deloitte Malaysia,” he concluded.

To-date, TAR UC has won 105 national and world prizes. TAR UC is also an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner, which places the University College among the world’s top 5% of ACCA tuition providers and the only institution in the world to run the Internally Assessed ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills programme for all 9 ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills level papers

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