If there is a will, there is a way.
Well, for this Food Panda rider, his will was strong enough to drive him to complete his PhD amid all the struggles.
Mohd Akmal, a Food Panda rider from Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan recently shared photographs of him and his doctoral dissertation on the Food Panda Rider Malaysia Facebook page.
His post was accompanied by a caption expressing his feelings and gratitude for having completed the doctoral degree after almost four years at Universiti Malaysia Pahang.
His PhD thesis titled “Product Development And Evaluation of Probiotic Tablet From Locally Isolated Yeast Saccharomyces Boulardii For Stomach Acid Tolerance” was submitted to the university sometime last week when he uploaded pictures of his finished work.
The rider completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology while working as a full-time delivery rider.
He joined Food Panda as a rider after his contract as a lecturer ended and he needed income for his studies.
He said it was tiring having to juggle his studies and work, but he was determined and found the time to do it.
He said he wrote his dissertation in the evenings and worked in the mornings.
Since he uploaded the post, netizens have praised and congratulated him on his achievement.
Akmal also expressed thanks to his supervisor Professor Mimi Sakinah, his parents and his wife for their prayers, guidance and mental support.
His achievement is truly a source of inspiration for others out there who are working and want to further their studies at the same time.