29 Dis- Three semesters have passed. The 12 Master (Mixed-Mode) students, or popularly known as MISDEV10, have completed their study. For this, a special ceremony known as Knowledge Blessing Night (Malam Restu Ilmu) was held at the Banquet Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
The Director of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh in his welcome speech stressed that the main objective of the ceremony was to formally permit all the knowledge poured to the students to be practised, used and disseminated to wider society.
Symbolic gestures then followed. The students came to each lecturers, hugging and shaking hands, asking for forgiveness, blessings and permission to practise, utilise and disseminate the knowledge they got from the lecturers.
It was indeed a sad night, but on the face of each students there was a glimpse of happiness - a happiness that contains hundreds of fond memories.