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This article was contributed by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
Muhammad Sufyan Bin Juhari
Nitec in Fitness Training @ ITE College West
Recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Model Student Award 2020
Bouncing Back Stronger
Beneath his gentle and humble disposition, Sufyan holds a strong will to bounce back quickly from disappointments. Despite failing Mathematics in his O-Levels, he did not let that bring him down. Instead, he became driven to do better at ITE.
With a love for sports, Sufyan enrolled in the Nitec in Fitness Training course. He was inspired by the advice of his brothers, who encouraged him to choose a pursuit that he enjoys.
At ITE, Sufyan established himself as a leader and role model with a heart for others. He would dedicate time to help his classmates in their studies, and was appointed as a student mentor. He also led the Publication and Communication Committee of ITE College West’s Student Council.
From the Heart
Sufyan said: "When I started to see myself doing well at ITE, I was motivated to keep doing even better. I also wanted to help my classmates, so we often studied and did projects together.
"At ITE, my lecturers were like father and mother figures to me and my classmates. I want to become an ITE lecturer, just like them. I also want to encourage other students to look beyond the past and look to the future.”
Life after ITE
Sufyan is pursuing a Diploma in Sports Coaching at Republic Polytechnic. He aspires to be an ITE lecturer, after building his experience in fitness training
During his internship at the Singapore Island Country Club, Sufyan received strong compliments from his manager for successfully planning major events such as the Christmas Day celebrations for the Club’s members.
He designed fitness activities to engage those with health conditions at the SingHealth President’s Challenge 2019 and World Day for Physical Activity 2019.
For his outstanding conduct and dedication to community service, Sufyan received the Edusave Character Award in 2018 and the ITE Service Star Gold Award in 2019.
Sufyan did well in his studies, achieving a GPA score of 3.944. He was in the Director’s List for two terms, in 2018 and 2019.