UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 31 January – Innumerable and significant contributions made by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) to the Malaysia’s economy, specifically in education, has qualified UUM to receive the Malaysia Top Achiever Awards 2017 (MATA Awards) for the Industry Excellence in Education category.
The acclaimed award was presented by the Political Secretary to the Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (PDNKK) Dato’ Faizul Arby Mohd Shohor, representing the Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, to the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak at The Royale Chulan, last night.
Reading the text of YB Minister's speech, Dato’ Faizul Arby stated that, the MATA Awards acknowledge the success of the recipients for their extraordinary work and also to honour those who made significant contributions to the development of their organization, society and also the nation.
"I am extremely proud to be able to witness and celebrate the success of the recipients of the MATA Awards as they have performed and maintained their highest standard of business practices and excelled in various sectors including the automotive, property development, health and others.
"In the ever-evolving business world nowadays, the ability to think outside the box and transform the way businesses operate, in addition to being creative and innovative are essential skillset in this challenging era to ensure that businesses remain competitive in the market," he said.
He added that, Malaysians have much to be thankful for the current government leadership for leading the people on the right track and we are very proud of our nation’s achievements and successes.
At the event, 23 awards were presented to the outstanding winners and UUM was the only university to receive the Malaysia Top Achiever Awards 2017.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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