UUM ONLINE: 8 March - The Chairmen of the Board of Directors of the various Public Universities were honoured at a Dinner Banquet in conjunction with the Chairmen of the Board of Public Universities Council Meeting (MPLPU) at the Sri Angsana Hall, EDC Hotels & Resorts, UUM yesterday.
UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak welcomed all the Chairmen and expressed his appreciation for letting UUM host the MPLPU Meeting for the first time.
"I would like to welcome all the Chairmen of the Board of Directors of the various Public University in Malaysia to UUM, my sincere thanks to all those who are present and I hope everyone will enjoy the beauty of UUM Campus.
"I would also like to congratulate Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Sheikh Bakir, the Chairman of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Board of Directors on her appointment as Chairman of the MPLPU for 2018 - 2019.
"I am confident that her appointment is timely and on behalf of UUM, I will give my full cooperation to MPLPU in implementing its role for the benefit and advantage of all Public Universities, communities and the nation," said Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak who also shared the progress of UUM, Sintok.
Various achievements have been obtained by UUM as a result of the efforts of all parties, especially made by Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah herself who gave a lot of views and advice in developing and planning the journey of the University.
"The role of the Board of Directors (LPU) is very important and its task has become very challenging due to the financial burden of budget cuts faced by all universities, all of us face a huge challenge.
"Universities are doing all they can to improve their rankings which are constantly being evaluated and monitored, hence we have to work harder than usual, in fact all of us need to grease our elbows to reach the set agenda," he added.
At a separate function, the 4th Chairmen of the Board of Public Universities Council Meeting No. 1/2018 took place at the University Board of Directors Meeting Room, this morning.
The meeting, among others, discussed the future and direction of the Public Universities in Malaysia as well as elaborating, refining and making decision on the many important issues for mutual benefits.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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