We all love to capture memorable moments, but sometimes the setting matters a lot.
And in this case, graduation ceremonies are special occasions filled with dignity and importance for the academics as they’re a time when students step into the spotlight to celebrate their hard-earned achievements.
However, lately, a new trend has been popping up, which might be overshadowing the significance of these moments – graduates are requesting their fellow awardees to strike a pose for the camera during convocation ceremonies.
While it may seem ‘harmless’, this behaviour isn’t sitting well with everyone.
Taking note of this growing trend, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) has stepped forward with a call for more refined conduct among its graduates as they cross the stage to receive their well-earned scrolls through a video on TikTok.
UiTM issues warning on TikTok
One particular behaviour singled out is the act of signaling the awardee to direct their gaze at the camera while receiving their degree or diploma.
The video caption reads, “Attention, the graduates are not allowed to signal the awardee to look at the camera while receiving the degree or diploma. Please be polite and respect the awardees and the university convocation ceremony.”
To drive home the point, UiTM also shared an illustrative example of the uncivilised behaviour witnessed on stage.
The accompanying video showcased a graduate using a hand gesture to capture the awardee’s attention and make them face the camera.
You can watch the full clip below:
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