UUM ONLINE: To become a developed and high-income nation by the year 2050, graduates are encouraged to actively channel their ideas to help develop our country.
The Pro-Chancellor of UUM, Dato' Seri Amar DiRaja Dato' Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Osman Aroff stated that, it has been 60 years since we gained independence and began governing our own nation. The six decades proved that our previous leaders were capable of doing an excellent job of developing this nation and sowing the seeds of its further development.
He added that, our country is now on a development track that is gaining strength and progressing apace. New ideas are continually generated and applied to ensure continuous success. In the 2050 National Transformation agenda, we can see that it clearly involved the people in its quest for ideas to draw up a master plan to steer Malaysia towards becoming a developed and high-income nation come 2050.
‘We cannot remain passive, whinge and whine, or even transform into stealth keyboard warriors in the virtual world and spread personal points of view that are devoid of anything new or positive for the betterment of society and the nation.
‘The 2050 National Transformation agenda (TN50) is a platform that needs undivided support from academics, university officials, graduates and the rest of society. TN50 was premised upon the philosophy of cooperation from the people, for the sake of the people and intended for the people’, said Dato' Seri Amar DiRaja Dato' Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Osman Aroff during the Fourth Session of the 30th UUM Convocation Ceremony at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall yesterday.
Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri further reminded all graduates on the need to embrace the future with proper preparation and knowledge as the major shifts and waves of the Fourth Industrial Revolution were so powerful and swift that they had far-reaching influence on various aspects of human life.
‘It is useless for us to organise endless discourses on the question of progress and the impact of the technological upheaval ushered in by the Fourth Industrial Revolution when our minds are still shackled by negative elements that prevent us from developing ourselves, our families, and our nation, added Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri.
A total of 865 graduates received their scrolls during the fourth session of the convocation ceremony.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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