UUM ONLINE: 21 February - Students who are pursuing university studies need to be individuals of calibre and able to multitask as they undergo important transformation throughout the course of study at UUM.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said that students needed to undergo several important transformations within the four-year duration of their studies in line with UUM's goal in producing versatile, highly knowledgeable and courteous graduates parallel with the University's motto- Knowledge, Virtue and Service.
According to him, the aspiration of the University was to produce graduates who were knowledgeable not only in academics, but also courteous as well as devoted and actively involved in various voluntary activities. They too ought to participate actively in activities organised by clubs and residential halls which would further hone their hidden talents thus generating individuals with calibre and able to multitask.
"Students are fortunate that the programmes offered by UUM are recognized internationally, apart from the effective teaching methods used, effective online learning is also utilized and students are able to use the facility to their advantage.
"Now, students can use a variety of applications like Google to get a whole range of new information, facts and items easily, but there are also things that cannot be fully structured by information technology, such as Communication skills, so lecturers need to have more in-class debates, use case studies and generate mind-boggling questions.
"Have more discussions with friends or lecturers, that is the best way to get knowledge apart from using discretion in making decisions while being courteous to others," he said during the Semester Two 2017/2018 Pledge Taking Ceremony held in conjunction with the Orientation Week for the new students at TM Residential Hall (Inasis) yesterday.
In addition, he further added that English language skills were also very important as students often need to communicate and write in English as the language was used worldwide.
The Vice-Chancellor also congratulated the students who had been selected to pursue their studies at UUM. He also shared with them the latest on UUM's successes and achievements.
At the event, the recitation of the pledge was led by fellow student, Mr. Muhammad Haikal Abdullah Fahami in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor and senior UUM officials.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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