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Hearing impairment is no barrier for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate to attain a degree

By: Nur Syamila Kamarul Arefin


SERDANG, Mar 19 - Not everyone is born perfect, but imperfection should not be a barrier for a person to succeed and realise dreams.

Having a hearing impairment is no barrier for Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, who has successfully completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programme, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), at the 45th UPM Convocation Ceremony here.

According to him, while pursuing his study virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was quite difficult for him to process the information presented in lectures because of the face masks worn by the lecturers.

"Before the pandemic, I read the movement of a person's lips to understand what was being said, but it became quite difficult during the pandemic because I could only rely on hearing aids.

"Still, I was never discouraged and kept trying to learn and learn. My dream after becoming a veterinarian, I want to be a veterinary surgeon”, he said.

Not only that, the youngest child of the four siblings also stated that every achievement would definitely be accompanied by difficulties.

Abdul Aziz, who is now a veterinarian at a clinic in Shah Alam, said his ambition to become a veterinarian was realised because the shortcomings he experienced became an advantage to him to help the animals out there.

"Previously, some lecturers told me that I was not qualified to be a veterinarian, but I have proven that even if I have hearing problems, it depends on their hearing level," he said.

He added that his dream to become a veterinarian is very much because, for him, only animals could understand him.

"Since childhood, no one understood my shortcomings, except cats, and I will try to treat all the cats and other animals because they are similar to me, which is that animals are not good at communicating,” he said. - UPM

Date of Input: 19/03/2022 | Updated: 04/04/2022 | hairul_nizam


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