UUM ONLINE: To take on the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era (IR4.0), the denizens of the university were reminded to be prepared to strengthen their self-value and the value of the society.
UUM Pro-Chancellor, Dato' Seri Amar DiRaja Dato' Seri DiRaja Tan Sri Osman Aroff in his speech said that it would be of no use to fill in the effervescent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution without prosperity and happiness in the family and community institutions.
According to him, this was because one of the aspects of measuring the progress of a nation was through the index of happiness.
"All the factors of the index of happiness are defined by the beliefs and attitudes that make up the collective practice of individuals, organizations and communities.
"The systems and values in our lives, basically never change except those that change in accordance to time namely methods and outcomes, while those that remain are the value systems which become standards.
"This value system needs to be well taken care of by graduates and all Malaysians so that we can achieve the real progress," he said at the last session of UUM's 30th Convocation.
According to the Pro-Chancellor, the rapid development of modern science and technology today has touched lives on the whole and has caused everyone to confront contemporary challenges which could not be avoided, but must be faced with consciousness and preparation.
"As such, the labour-based industry needs to be shifted and adapted to the requirements of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 because through this shift, the revolution is expected to bring positive impact into the manufacturing industry sector, improving the quality of goods and services, health, education, media, and finance and banking.
"Although the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about advantages, the ripples and the enthusiasm that come with it are accompanied by a negative impact on us, so all parties must view this with openness and understanding so that we will not be set adrift by the storm of material development," he said.
During the eighth session, a total of 969 graduates received their respective degrees at the Mu'adzam Shah Hall.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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