MONDAY, 9 FEBRUARY – The Ministry of Education (MoE) is currently in the process of preparing the Malaysian Education Development Plan (Higher Education) (PPPM-PT) 2015-2025 to complement the existing PPPM.
According to UMS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, the continuous improvement was needed to ensure the country’s education quality was comparable to the education quality of developed countries.
“UMS should play a role as an agent of transformation in the forefront to ensure excellence in education. In this regard, I would like to state that UMS is always committed, every ready in upholding the trust in improving the quality of the nation’s higher education,” he emphasised.
He said this in his opening remarks at the Town Hall Meeting at Dewan Bankuasi (Banquet Hall), Dewan Canselor (Chancellor Hall) Building recently.
He added, as a first step, sessions will be held with all UMS staff to explain PPPM-PT immediately after it’s launching, aimed at increasing their understanding on the matter and increase their ‘buy-in’.
“UMS Strategic Plan will also be revised to take into account the shifts, initiatives and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) emphasised in PPPM-PT,” he stated.
PPPM-PT 2015-2025 was presented by the Secretary-General II, Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang outlining 10 shifts comprising Holistic, Entrepreneurial and Balanced Graduate, Talent Excellence, Nation of Lifelong Learners, Quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Graduates, Financial Sustainability, Empowered Governance, Innovation Ecosystem, Global Prominence, Globalised Online Learning and Transformed Higher Education Delivery.
The Town Hall Meeting was also attended by the Minister of Education II, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh. Also present was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UMS Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi. – ZMD (fl)
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