To be fair, graduation ceremonies are not occasions that occur too often in a person’s life.
That’s why it’s completely understandable that a Quek Wei Chuan had completely forgotten to take his certificate from the dean during his graduation ceremony on stage.
The moment was captured on camera at the University of Birmingham Degree Congregation 2021 during SIM Global Education, which took place on 19 and 20 January 2022.
Quek must also have studied really hard, as he was awarded First Class Honors for his degree in accounting and finance.
According to its websiteis a full-time bachelor’s degree in a 24-month program.
The moment was uploaded to TikTok account @chuannw on May 12, where it has gathered about 35,000 likes.
“Just look at her [the dean’s] reaction “, the voice said.
As for what happened after Quek’s faux pas, the moment continued with scattered applause for the next student, and the ceremony continued as usual.
Other users added the comic value to the clip with their comments:
You can see TikTok here:
@chuannw Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in clownery 🤡 #rating #fyp ♬ original sound – Chuan
If you’re worried about falling into the TikTok hole, here’s the full YouTube recording instead:
Top image via SIM Global Education / YouTube, @ chuannw / TikTok