|Lenny presenting her thesis during mock viva session at ISDEV open library.|
Alhamdulillah, on 2 March, 2017, Lenny a/p Luat one of RISDEV students (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research Mode) sat for her mock viva at ISDEV open library for her Ph.D thesis entitled "Strategi Pengurusan Insan Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM): Kajian dari Perspektif Islam" (Human Management Strategy of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM): Study from the Islamic Perspective). Questions and comments from all lecturers and postgraduate students that ensued immediately after her presentation had helped her to improve in the defence of her thesis. It had definitely given her the confidence to face her viva-voce scheduled for the next day in the morning of 3 March, 2017.
|After performing solat hajat at Masjid Al-Malik Khalid USM.|
A tradition in ISDEV, a solat hajat performed congregationally prior to a student's viva was held at Masjid al Malik Khalid, USM. The routine of performing the solat hajat congregationally amongst ISDEV members is done together with a focused intention to seek Allah SWT help in order to guide the candidate for her viva voce later.
|In action - Lenny during her viva voce at the conference room, C23, PPSK|
During the viva voce session, Lenny confidently explained and calmly answered all the questions. Despite her obstacles, coming all the way from Sibu, Sarawak, all comments and suggestions from the examiners were well received by Lenny as she positively agreed to the comments given. At the end of her viva, she thanked all those present, especially her supervisor, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and co-supervisor, Dr wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan, after it was announced that all examiners were satisfied with her defence of her thesis.
|Lenny Anak Luat with her Board of Examiners|
The viva started at 2.30 p.m. and the Chairperson for the viva was Professor Dr. Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan Abdullah from School of Educational Studies, USM. The External Examiner was Professor Dr. Abdullah @ Alwi Hj Hassan from ASIA e-University, while her two Internal Examiners were Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari and Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh. Lenny Anak Luat finally was able to breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing the great good news that she had been awarded Grade 2 for her PhD Thesis.
Congratulation Lenny, You Made It!