Monday, April 23, 2018


ISDEV Tradition prior to Viva Voce - Mock Viva for both of the candidates 

Posing for the camera - ISDEV members after performing solat hajat prior to Sakinatul Raadiyah and Shahrinizam viva.
Praise to Allah SWT for the success of two RISDEV (ISDEV postgraduate by research) candidates, Shahrinizam Mohd Amin and Sakinatul Raadiyah Abdullah in their viva voce on 2 March 2018. Their viva took place at C23, Social Science Conference Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and were divided into morning and afternoon session. Viva voce is a big step in completing their Ph.D research journey after struggling for nearly 3 years to complete their research. As an ISDEV regular practice, a mock viva prior to the viva voce takes place on 28 February 2018 in order to challenge their capability on defending their PhD thesis.

Shahrinizam in action during his viva proper - stressing a point to defend his PhD thesis.
On 2nd March 2018, The first candidate, Shahrinizam Mohd Amin defended his PhD thesis titled "Faktor Penentu Pemilihan Institusi Pendidikan Menengah Islam Swasta IKRAM MUSLEH". The chairman for his viva was Professor Dr Jamilah Hj Ahmad from the School of Communication, USM while the External Examiner was Dr. Norazzah Kamri from Universiti Malaya (UM). His two Internal Examiners were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan from ISDEV, USM. His main supervisor is Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad were also present on the day.

Shahrinizam with his Borad of Examiners
Second candidate, Sakinatul Raadiyah Abdullah faced her viva voce in the afternoon session. She was tested on the knowledge of her Ph.D thesis on "Kaedah Pembiyaan Pembangunan Tanah Wakaf oleh Majlis Agama Islam Terpilih di Malaysia". She was under the supervision of Assoc. Prof Dr. Zakaria Bahari. The chairman of her viva was Dr. Noor Shakirah Mat Akhir from the School of Humanities, USM. The boards of examiners of her viva voce were Prof. Dr. Abdullah @ Alwi bin Haji Hassan from Universiti Asia e University as the External Examiner while Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan from ISDEV, USM served as the Internal Examiners.

Calm and energetic was the positive vibe shown by Sakinatul Raadiyah during her viva voce
During both viva sessions, it could be discerned that both of them was a little jittery but they managed to answer all questions calmly. The chairman of both viva voce declared that all examiners were pleased not only with their written thesis but also the manner in which both candidates were able to defend it excellently. Shahrinizam and Sakinatul Raadiyah passed their viva with flying colours.

Sakinatul Raadiyah with her Borad of Examiners

Congratulations to both candidates! 

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