Ghugan Mohan (above), a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) student at HELP College of Arts and Technology, scored the top mark of 96% in MA1 (Management Information) in the recent CAT exam. That represents the best score in Malaysia and second best in the world.
Congratulating Ghugan on his superb score, Mr David Lam, Director of the Centre for Professional Accounting Programmes (CPAP) at HELP CAT, said he and the staff at CPAP were proud and honoured by this outstanding achievement. “Surely your parents are over the moon! You did well for yourself, your family and you did us proud too,” said Mr Lam.
Ghugan is from SMK Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. He was a science stream student, but took Prinsip Perakaunan in his SPM and scored A+ in the subject. This gained him an exemption from the CAT paper Financial Accounting. His total score in the SPM exam was 5 A+ and 5 As, making him the best SPM student of that year.
Asked about the secret of his success, Ghugan said he liked Management Information a lot, having to do with cost accounting, and management and production costs. His practice was to go through the revision/exercise questions in the textbook every week, and to seek the lecturer’s help if he got the answers wrong. Fairly simple, but Ghugan also made it a point to understand the concepts well, so at exam time he could understand the questions while other students would revise and read at the last minute. We join the CPAP team in offering our congratulations to Ghugan.