UMS Vice-Chancellor, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah said, matching programmes with the job market was the main problem faced, after the students graduate.
He however said that in an age of globalisation and liberalisation based on ICT in this borderless world, those reason can no longer be considered to be the dominant theory.
“Whatever field or programme you study gives you a very bright future.
“Nevertheless, it is up to the discretion of the individual applying for the job and career opportunities are always open,” he added.
Datuk Harun said, the existence of UMS in Malaysia provided a unique experience in the programmes offered.
“Therefore, while studying in UMS, be committed and strive to be the best than the person next to you. Be the best among the best!, he said in his speech at the Introduction to Principal Officers of the University and the Oath Taking and Pledge Ceremony by the new intakes at UMS Labuan International Campus (UMSKAL).
His speech was read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali.
Also present were Acting Registrar of UMS, No’man Datuk Ahmad; Acting Bursar, Zallifah Shaadan; Director of UMS Labuan International Campus, Associate Professor Dr. Murnizam Halik and Dean for the Faculty of International Finance Labuan, Associate Professor Dr. Syed Nasirin Syed Zainol Abidin.