Thus, in recognition of the outstanding efforts and achievements by UUM students, a timely awards ceremony aptly named Majlis Anugerah Kerana Jasa (AKJ) 2015 was held at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall, recently.
This awards ceremony was organised by the Student Affairs Department to honour the outstanding, multi-skilled and multi-talented students who excelled in their studies and also in co-curricular activities.
AKJ 2015 was officiated by UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
In his speech, Dato' Seri Vice-Chancellor said, the younger generation especially university students should be thankful for the education opportunity offered by the government. This is part of the government’s effort to generate talent to fulfil the needs of the nation.
"Nowadays, the younger generation in Malaysia is very fortunate because they are able to enjoy a range of educational facilities and assistance since the school years up to the university level compared to other countries.
"Thus, the students should be grateful and make good use of the opportunity at this university to gain as much knowledge and master a variety of skills to equip them with relevant skills in order to remain competitive in the job market upon graduation," he said.
"UUM has made various improvements in terms of facilities, amenities and also the academic repute. The university has always placed significant emphasis on student development activities especially in areas concerning the development of graduate competency level, leadership, communication skills, entrepreneurship, problem solving as well as social skills.
"The university also gives emphasis to the aspects of ethics and integrity for the reason that we hope the future accountants and lawyers who graduated from this university will remain morally and ethically upright," he added.
AKJ 2015 honours individuals and also teams. A total of eight awards for individual category were presented at this year’s ceremony, among which were the Best Student Award (Male and Female), Promising Student Award (Male and Female), Cultural Award (Male and Female), As-Syafie Spirituality Award (Male and Female), Entrepreneurship Award (Male and Female), Sports Award (Male and Female), Budi Pertiwi Award (Male and Female) and Volunteerism Award (Male and Female).
Meanwhile, the awards for the Team Category were the Best Student Residential Hall (DPP) Project, Best Student Body Project, Best Student Body Award and the Best Student Residential Hall Award.
In addition, a total of 46 students were presented with the Student Contribution Awards. This award is given to students who were actively involved behind the scenes in helping and assisting in the success of the events conducted at the Student Residential Hall, Club / Society, Centre of Authority, Student Affairs Department and the University.
The awards were presented by Dato’ Seri Vice-Chancellor; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Karim and the Director of Student Affairs Department, Dr. Mohd Dino Khairri Shariffuddin.
Also present at the ceremony were officers of the university.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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