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UTM’s PERSAKA Hosts ‘CPP Basics Clinic’: Empowering First-Year Students in C++ Programming

JOHOR BAHRU, 1 Jan. – From December 29th to 30th, 2023, Persatuan Mahasiswa Sains Komputer (PERSAKA) of the Faculty of Computing at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) organized the highly beneficial “CPP Basics Clinic” at MPK3 and MPK4 of block N28. This two-day program aimed to assist 60 first-year students who were struggling with Programming Technique 1, specifically focusing on C++. Timed strategically just before their practical exams in early January, the clinic offered intensive learning sessions, mentorship opportunities, and practical coding applications.
Director of CPP Basics Clinic, Noor Aliyah binti Ahmad Saufi giving the officiating speech.

The schedule for the first day, December 29th, 2023 (Friday), began with registration at 8:30 am, followed by the opening ceremony led by the esteemed director of the program, second-year Computer Network and Security student, Noor Aliyah Binti Ahmad Saufi, along with a prayer recitation session. Mentor-mentee introductions facilitated guided learning and practical coding sessions on topics 2 and 3 throughout the day, concluding with a closing session and lunch distribution.

 

Participants diligently doing coding activity during Day 1 of CPP Basics Clinic.

On December 30th, 2023 (Saturday), the second day of the clinic commenced with similar registration and an opening session. A review of topics 2 and 3 set the stage for more mentor-led learning and coding sessions, delving into topic 4. A well-deserved breakfast break was followed by additional coding sessions, a summary of the topics covered, a closing session with a photo-taking opportunity, and finally, a post-mortem session with the program committee and mentors.

Enthusiastic participants gathered for Day 2 of CPP Basics Clinic.

The Basics Clinic demonstrated a commitment to student success, fostering an environment where learning and collaboration flourished. The program aimed not only to address academic challenges but also to instill confidence and provide essential skills for upcoming exams.

CPP Basics Clinic Participants.
CPP Basics Clinic Mentors and Mentees.

PERSAKA and mentors look forward to witnessing the positive impact of this initiative on the students’ performance in Programming Technique 1 and beyond. The CPP Basics Clinic serves as a testament to UTM’s dedication to academic support and student development.

 

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