By Nurina Farzana Zahra
GOMBAK, 26 November 2019 – “As twin sisters, no competition exists between us instead we are relying on each other during our studies,” identical twins, Nurfarhana Binti Mohamad Nor and Nurfarahin Binti Mohamad Nor told IIUMToday.
The twins who were born on 13 August 1995 were among the graduands from Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KEMNS) who graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Islamic Finance) (Honours) respectively.
They received their scrolls from Her Excellency Dr. Merve Safa Kavakci, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, at the fifth session of the 35th IIUM Convocation Ceremony yesterday (25 November).
Both of them stated that, they were actually applying for the same course in their first year but eventually they were separated in their second year due to the fact that they have different interest.
The older sister, Nurfarhana said that the most challenging part throughout their study is when both of them come from different course and cannot do study group together. They can do a study group only when both of them taking the same subjects. Norfarahin supported her sister saying that “both of us are always together and support each other through thick and thin.”
“There’s the hardest moment during our study when we feel that this course is very tough. But when we told our parents about it, their words of encouragement gave us strength and motivation to continue our studies,” they told IIUMToday.
For future graduates, Norfarahin gave this advice, “Do not give up and make more effort in your study.”
Asked about future plans, both of them said they plan to do a postgraduate study at their hometown in Johor. Currently, Nurfarhana is working as accountant in Johor while her younger sister, Norfarahin is getting married in December.***