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Couple receives PhD at the same time

By Azman Zakaria

Photo by Marina Ismail, Noor Azreen Awang & Mohd Hasrul Hamdan



SERDANG, Nov 5 - Husband and wife pair, Ng Tzu Shan and Looi Ley Juen, got to know each other while studying in the same class in high school. Today, they created yet another beautiful memory together when they each received their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at Universiti Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) 41st Convocation Ceremony together.

Tzu Shan was awarded the doctoral degree for Molecular Biology while his wife, Ley Juen, received hers in Environmental Pollution Control Technology.

The couple had studied together in the same Form 2 class at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Chong Hwa, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, before continuing their studies at UPM. The couple got married in September 17, 2017.

According to Tzu Shan, even though they were pursuing different field of studies, they constantly provided each other with support, ideas and encouragement.

“We are lucky to be able to receive our PhD at the same time from the same university” he continued.

“After obtaining our bachelor’s degree, we decided to not think about employment first. Instead, we continued our studies to post graduate,” he said, who is currently working in a private company in Kelana Jaya

As for Ley Juen, the completion of their PhD was the goal. Only then did they talk about marriage because they wanted to focus on their study first since it involved a lot of field and lab.

“We are very thankful to UPM, our respective lecturers and staff,” she said. Ley Juen is now working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in UPM. - UPM


Date of Input: 05/11/2017 | Updated: 30/11/2017 | syifarida


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