A total of 514 children of Maybank employees have been awarded with the Maybank Group Staff’s Children Academic Excellence Awards this year, totaling over RM250,000. Of this, a total of 187 recipients whose parents serve at the head office, received their awards at a special ceremony in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The cash awards of between RM300 and RM2,000 each, were given out to students who excelled in the PMR, SPM and STPM examination for 2011. The Academic Excellence Awards was instituted as part of the Group’s efforts to reward as well as inspire children of employees to achieve greater success.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Maybank President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar said the Academic Excellence Award is one of the many incentives Maybank offers to promote excellence.
“We are proud to note that many children of our staff are excelling academically. Each year too, we have seen a high percentage of repeat recipients, reflecting their consistency in academic performance.”
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid added that Maybank has various investments for human capital development which include the Maybank Scholarship Awards for young and deserving Malaysians from pre-university to university level and a career with the No 1 Bank in the nation upon graduation.
“For our people at Maybank, we allocate considerable resources towards education and learning to nurture a talented workforce for our sustainable growth and future. Eligible Maybankers also receive ‘back-to-school’ financial assistance for their school going children and those entering institutions of higher learning for the first time,” he added.
“We offer a comprehensive learning curriculum for all levels of staff via diverse avenues from experiential learning to mentoring and coaching; classrooms to online learning. Our Staff Education Assistance Scheme provides sponsorship for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications. We therefore ensure our people are qualified and certified with the right capabilities to perform at their peak with confidence,” continued Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid.
One of the recipients of the Award this year was Jeswinder Singh who scored 8As in the SPM examination and currently doing his matriculation at Taylor’s College. “This award is very significant to me and I will always remember it. We are proud of being Maybankers’ children and appreciate the rewarding career that our parents have with Maybank. Their stable careers help us to fully focus on our studies,” he said on behalf of the SPM recipients to attendees.
Another recipient Maisarah Alanna from SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur said, “A lot of hard work and determination together with support of my parents and teachers contributed to my success. I am really happy and honoured to receive this award and thank Maybank for supporting the children of Maybankers throughout Malaysia and motivating us with this award.” Maisarah who scored 8As in her PMR, aspires to be a psychologist and take up music too.
Nicholas Tan, who received an award for the STPM examination, said “My formula for success is to give attention to all the subjects especially on the niche subjects for my future, namely mathematics and science subjects. I use the internet widely to expand my knowledge in science and technology to prepare me for my current study of Mechatronics Engineering at The Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI).
Also present at the awards ceremony was Nora Manaf, Head, Group Human Capital of Maybank as well as parents and family members of the recipients. Recipients of awards in other locations nationwide will be receiving them at separate ceremonies held regionally.