UUM ONLINE: Recognising the need to provide educational opportunities for students who fail to gain admission into public universities, Uniutama Education and Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. (UECSB) signed two Memoranda of Agreement (MoA) with Regent College and ASTIN College, recently.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UECSB, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fairol Halim, signed the first MoA with the CEO of Regent College, Dato' Dr Nelson Renganathan, and the second MoA with the CEO of ASTIN College, Mr. Abdul Rahman Kisbi, at EDC Hotels & Resorts.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fairol said that the signing of the MoA was a significant move as it offered an alternative avenue and a viable preparatory platform for students who did not receive any offer to pursue their tertiary studies at public universities due to the limited number of places available there.
"This collaborative undertaking to make available the Executive Diploma and Bachelor degree programmes to students is seen as being capable of generating a variety of opportunities that can positively impact the progress and ultimate success of the organisations involved,” he said.
He expressed his hope that the cooperation with the two private colleges would be able to increase the percentage of highly skilled and professional students in various fields.
Meanwhile, Dato' Nelson Renganathan said that the collaboration signified a new beginning not only for Regent College, but also for the local community in the Klang Valley and its surrounding areas.
"Regent College has, indeed, chosen the ideal partner for this collaboration in its efforts to develop a special programme in the field of education,” he said.
The CEO of ASTIN College, Mr. Abdul Rahman Kisbi, stated that UUM was the third university to have entered into partnership with ASTIN College after USM and UNITEN.
According to him, hopefully, the collaboration between ASTIN College and UUM, by way of the bachelor degree programme, would improve the quality of teaching and learning and produce excellent graduates in a range of fields.
The MoA signing ceremony was also attended by the CEO of UMHSB, Mr. Suardi Mohamed Zakaria, and senior officials of Regent College and ASTIN College.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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