The new student pledge recital was led by Mr. Khairul Azrin Abd Rani, in the presence of the Dean of School of International Studies (SOIS), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani, representing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International Affairs); Chief Assistant Registrar, Mr. Redzuan Ishak; The Director of Professional and Continuous Education Centre (PACE), Dr. Fairol Halim and senior university officers.
In his speech, Dr. Ahmad Bashawir expressed his sincere congratulations to all PJJ students for their success in securing their places at UUM. He added that, in today’s world, the demand for academic accomplishment has grown significantly. Thus, the opportunities to pursue university-level studies should be appreciated.
"I would like to urge all PJJ students to take advantage of the benefits from this opportunity to increase their potential and improve their quality of life.
I sincerely hope that the opportunity to study in UUM will serve as an excellent foundation to improve your future because the spirit and determination of all PJJ students in handling the challenges in terms of their time, energy and financial commitments have really impressed us," he said
He added, as part of the educational improvement initiative, the Ministry of Education Malaysia launched the Malaysian Education Development Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025 (PPPM-PT), which is a continuation of the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) that was launched in 2007.
He said, among the ten core thrusts in the PPPM-PT is promoting lifelong learningor distance learning programme.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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