Alhamdulillah, Praise to Allah SWT for the success of two RISDEV (ISDEV postgraduate by research) candidates, Wafdi Auni Mohamed and Abdul Hanis Embong as well as one MISDEV (ISDEV masters by research) candidate, Roslan Hassan in their viva voce on 5th May 2017 and 18th May 2017 respectively. The two viva session on 5th May took place at C23, Social Science Conference Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and was divided into morning and afternoon session. Meanwhile Abdul Hanis Embong viva took place at Humanities conference room,USM.
|In action - Wafdi Auni Mohamed tried his best to make examiners understand his ideas|
The first candidate, Wafdi Auni Mohamed's viva voce was scheduled in the morning 5th May 2017. He defended his thesis on Islamic-Based Unity Government with Special Reference to Malay-Muslim Political Parties in Malaysia (Kerajaan Perpaduan Berteraskan Islam dengan Rujukan Khusus Kepada Parti Politik Melayu-Islam di Malaysia). Wafdi Auni was awarded a scale 1 for his show of confidence yet cool and very calm disposition in defending his written thesis.
|Wafdi Auni Mohamed with his beloved wife cum number one supporter who was there throughout his viva voce|
The chairperson for the Board of Examiners was Professor Dr. Abu Hassan Abu Bakar from Housing, Building and Planning (BHP), USM. In the meantime, Professor Dr. Badlisham Mohd Nasir from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was the external examiner. His two internal examiners were Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi while Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi as his main supervisor.
|In action - Roslan Hassan calmly listen to the examiner questions|
On the same day, once again another MISDEV (ISDEV masters by research) candidate, Roslan Hassan added the excellent record to ISDEV whenhe also awarded with a Scale 2 in his viva voce on his research on Organizational Conflict Management Method from the Islamic Perspective at The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) (Kaedah Pengurusan Konflik Organisasi dari Perspektif Islam di Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA).
|Roslan Hassan with his Board of Examiners and his main supervisor Dr. Mohd Shakir Mohd Rosdi|
The chairperson for the Board of Examiners was Professor Dr. Mahmod Sabri Harun from School of Management, USM. Meanwhile, Associate Professor Dr. Badlisham Mohd Nasir from Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia (UKM) was the external examiner. His internal examiners is Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi. He was supervised by Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi.
|Abdul Hanis Embong patiently explains the finer points of his PhD Thesis during his viva voce.|
Meanwhile, on 18th May 2017, Abdul Hanis Embong has added the tally to ISDEV records of “Excellent PhD Thesis”. He had successfully defended his PhD thesis on The Application of Tafseer Methods in Islamic-Based Research Methods (Aplikasi Kaedah Tafsir Dalam Kaedah Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam). His viva was held in the afternoon at Humanities Conference Room, School of Humanities, USM.
|Abdul Hanis Embong with his Board of Examiners and his main supervisor Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi|
The chairperson for the Board of Examiners was Prof. Dato' Dr. Mokhtar Saidin, the Director of the Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR), USM. Bombarded with questions from his External Examiner, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Yakud @ Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff, from Academy of Islamic Studies, University Malaya who was online in conference video call via skype and two Internal Examiners, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi did not break his spirit in any way. He remained undaunted and was even able to answer all questions calmly. The examiners unanimously agreed to award him with scale 1. Abdul Hanis was supervised by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and co-supervised by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan.
It is truly and ardently believed that apart from the efforts of the candidates and all parties involved, the do'a (supplication) from all ISDEV members has added to the blessings of such blissful news.