At the signing, the IRBM was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Col (H) Tan Sri Dato' Wira Dr. Mohd Shukor Mahfar while UUM was represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor said that UUM had taken another step in the right direction with the signing of the MoA with the IRBM.
According to him, the programme was specifically designed to fulfil the needs and purposes of the IRBM officials.
"I believe that this new programme will afford the candidates the opportunity to continue their studies at a higher level. In fact, the IRBM requires its officers to possess the highest qualification.
"Both the collaborative partnership and the introduction to the said programme of study are important aspects to ensure the development of human capital in an organisation such as the IRBM," he said.
He added that, with the signing of the MoA between the two parties, many more programmes would be implemented in the future.
Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak further added that UUM, through the School of Accountancy (SOA), would give its fullest commitment to ensuring the success of the Master of Science (International Accounting) programme.
Meanwhile, the CEO of the IRBM, Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Shukor, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to UUM for placing its trust in the Malaysian Tax Academy (MTA), especially as regards the implementation of the academic programme.
He also expressed his hope that the cooperation would gain long-term continuity and that the programmes jointly prepared with UUM would run perfectly and, hence, strengthen the strategic partnership between the two parties.
"The Master of Science (International Accounting) programme is specially designed for the officers at the IRBM in an effort to help them enhance their personal development.
"This programme, which will involve UUM teaching staff, is expected to commence at the MTA during the weekend," he said.
Also present at the MoA signing ceremony were the Director of the MTA, Mr. Adzhar Sulaiman; the Dean of the SOA, Prof. Dr. Kamil Md. Idris; and senior officers of both the IRBM and UUM.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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