It is hoped that with the presence of the Time Circle, it would bring about a message and inspire all parties to respect the time in their capacity as servants and Caliphs on earth.
The pen-shaped clock tower symbolises UUM as a centre where scientists congregate to lead students and build a repository of knowledge for the sake of religion, nation and country.
The tower is topped off with a replica of the diamond engraved with the word Allah. In addition, the tower is also equipped with three clocks which are inscribed with the Surah Al-Asr along with its translation both in Malay and English on each of the three sides.
The Time Circle combines various elements with each bearing its own significant message. The tower with its six columns symbolises the six pillars of Iman (faith) as well as UUM being the sixth public university in Malaysia. The Diamond replica discloses the significance of knowledge and time alongside Allah.
The words of God acknowledge the Almighty Allah's greatness. Surah Al-Asr sworn by Allah that man is in loss, except those who believe and do good work, and exhort one another to patience.
The three clocks positioned on the sides of the tower depict the motto of the University - KNOWLEDGE, VIRTUE and SERVICE. The circular shaped foundation with three tiered water pools indicates the consensus of the three major entities of the university namely the students, academics and administration in driving UUM towards becoming the Eminent Management University.
The element of water depicts the element of the creation and survival of life as well as the characteristics of serenity. As for the colour white, it denotes purity while the colour black signifies grit and determination and golden yellow, positive value.
Funds for the construction of the roundabout was donated by the UUM Alumni and was officiated by YB Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education when he launched the Discover UUM 2016 programme yesterday.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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