TUESDAY, 10 JUNE – In line with the government’s efforts to position Malaysia as a hub of international education, the design and implementation of academic programmes must meet the standards set by the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF). Thus, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah said all higher learning institutions (IPT) should play a significant role in the delivery and evaluation of academic programmes in the context of Outcome Based Education (OBE).
“OBE requires teaching and learning activities, and assessments to be in line with its concept also known as student-based learning,” he said this at the opening of the Regional Seminar on OBE organised by the Centre for Academic and Strategic Management UMS. His speech was read by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Dr. Shariff A. K. Omang.
Datuk Harun added that OBE currently was a part of the teaching and learning activities since its inception in Malaysia in 2009.
“The approach on teacher-centred teaching and learning to students by focussing on what students can actually do after completing a course or programme,” he said. Almost 150 participants from higher learning institutions around Sabah and Sarawak attended the programme which was also attended by the Director of Academic Development Management, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaafar Jantan. Also present was the Director of Centre for Academic and Strategic Advancement (PPSA), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marcus Jopony. – SS (fl) Media and Citra DivisionChancellery Department