A student from Malaysia, who graduated this year from a vocational program in Taiwan, has received a national award for outstanding performance at school, Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Friday.
Low Guan Jin (???), an artist who studied at TransWorld University in Yulin County, was named as one of the recipients of the MOE's 17th Outstanding Award of Technological and Vocational Education, based largely on his international achievements as a student at the school.
Also known as Shane Low, the Malaysian student was one of the winners at the 2021 World Bodypainting Festival (WBF), placing first in the face painting category, in which the contestants were asked to create art on live models, under the theme "Historical Moments."
Low's COVID-19 pandemic and medical themed face paint, paired with a carefully selected costume for his model, earned him a winning score of 116. He also won third prize in the WBF's creative make-up category that had the theme "Fashion Savages."
The MOE's Outstanding Award of Technological and Vocational Education award ceremony was hosted Friday by its Department of Technical and Vocational Education, with 38 individuals receiving awards in recognition of their accomplishments in their respective vocations.
Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (???) said the MOE hopes to continue to showcase the achievements of people in technological and vocational schools and to attract more students to that area of higher education.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel