KUCHING: Swinburne students and graduates achieved a higher target in the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) December examinations.

The students’ pass rates exceeded the World Pass Rates for all three professional level papers. The most notable pass rate is for the Strategic Business Leader (SBL) paper where Swinburne achieved 83 percent.

Swinburne’s Discipline Leader for Professional Courses and senior lecturer for the ACCA course Dr Fung Chorng Yuan was pleased with the excellent results.

“These are the results of the effort and dedication of our academic team, as well as our systematic teaching and learning approach. We have achieved many records of high pass rates since the first exam sitting in September 2017 and this is just another excellent feather in our cap,” said Fung.

Three students passed their last ACCA professional level papers namely Lui Ming Xuan, Melissa Ann Liew and Diana Ng Yun Yu. Liew and Ng completed their degree last year.

Liew will be joining one of the international audit firms this month.

Lui, on the other hand, passed all his ACCA papers before he completed his degree. He is currently waiting for his final semester’s results to be released tentatively mid-February.

Fung said Lui has proven that students can pass all four ACCA professional level papers before graduation.

“This is a great achievement, all the more noteworthy as Swinburne celebrates its 20 years of excellence in teaching and learning in Sarawak.”

Swinburne’s head of School of Business Prof Lim Weng Marc applauded the achievement, saying that equipped with these reputable dual qualifications, Swinburne’s graduates have a competitive edge when seeking employment.

He said the students have both the technical and soft skills greatly needed in the profession.