The one-week carnival was officiated by the member of Kedah State Executive Council, Yang Berhormat Dato' Tajul Urus Mat Zain, representing the Menteri Besar of Kedah. The event was also attended by Bukit Kayu Hitam Assemblyman, Dato' Ahmad Zaini Japar.
Reading the speech of the Menteri Besar of Kedah, Yang Berhormat Dato' Tajul Urus expressed his sincere pride in UUM for partaking in the promotion of Discover Kedah 2016 event and UUM has hosted various activities including TISSA-UUM Carnival.
"I believe this event is well-received by the campus community and also those in the surrounding areas. This is evinced with the presence and involvement of professional accounting bodies, industrial partners and various parties to celebrate the remarkable success of TISSA-UUM.
“In addition, the Kedah State Government feels very proud of the achievements and accomplishments attained by UUM since its commencement, which took place 32 years ago. Since the last five years, UUM has obtained several international accreditations such as AMBA, ABEST21, AUN-QA and UUM is ranked among the top 701 in QS World University Rankings, Top 200 QS University Rankings: Asia and moreover, UUM is placed among the top 200 in the World University Rankings by Subjects for Accounting and Finance,” he added.
Reading the speech of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail said, TISSA-UUM has gone through various phases of development.
The SoA began as part of the School of Management in 1984 and it was later known as the School of Accountancy in 1990. It was then identified as the Faculty of Accountancy in 2000 and the name of the faculty was then changed to the School of Accountancy in 2011 until the latest name change to TISSA-UUM.
"Today, in addition to receiving the Peer Review Team visit from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), we are also trying to obtain the EPAS (International Programme Accreditation System EFMD) for the accounting programme.
At the ceremony, Yang Berhormat Dato' Tajul Urus also launched a book by Tan Sri Dato' Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng entitled ‘Pencipta Keunikan’. Also present were the Dean of TISSA-UUM, Prof. Dr. Kamil Md Idris and UUM Adjunct Professor, Tan Sri Dato' Paduka Dr. Fng Ah Seng.
Among the highlights of TISSA-UUM Carnival are Malam Setulus Amal featuring Dato' Siti Nurhaliza, SimplySiti product sales as well as a wide range of attractions including product booths and exhibitions by professional accounting bodies i.e. ACCA, CIMA and MICPA.
TISSA-UUM Carnival was sponsored by Yayasan Muhibbah Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng, Kedah State Development Corporation, Bank Islam and also the proceeds from the ticket sales for the special appearance by Dato' Siti Nurhaliza.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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