The students took the pledge in the presence of the UUM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof Dr Noor Azizi Ismail who represented the Vice- Chancellor, the members of the UUM management and UUM senior officials at the TM Student Residence yesterday afternoon.
In his speech, Prof Dr Noor Azizi reminded the new students that in order to be well-balanced students in various aspects and preferred by employers, they need to be able to strike a balance between academic achievement and extra-curricular activities.
"Emphasis is given on striving to achieve excellence in studies, but students also need to be actively involved in extra-curricular because it will give an advantage especially when entering the workforce."
"Students who rely on academic achievement alone would find it difficult to get a place in the employment sector because employers also look at other factors such as skills before hiring. Therefore, I hope the students will take the opportunity to study in UUM and draw as much knowledge and work on to improve the various skills by engaging in various activities inside and outside the classroom found in the university, "he said.
The second intake of students was the result of admission appeals made to the University Central Unit (UPU) which is operated by the Student Intake Management Division or Public Institution of Higher Learning (IPTA).
Overall, the number of the second intake students who registered for the first semester 2016/2017 academic session is 519.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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