WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER –
Human capital should be knowledgeable, skillful and with excellent and dynamic personality.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah, the ability to produce human capital with first class mentality would ensure a sustained high education in tandem with the national development.
“In line with that, there are 23 Critical Agenda Project which are being emphasised by UMS such as the Nation’s Higher Education Strategic Plan. Among those that are being looked into at the Postgraduate level is Internationalisation, MyBrain 15 and Continuous Learning,” he said at the Vice-Chancellor’s Message and Oath-taking ceremony for the new intake of Postgraduate students for the 2013/2014 Academic Session 1. His speech was read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Dr. Haji Shariff Abdul Kadir S. Omang Al-Haj.
Datuk Dr. Harun said that the university was in the midst of strategising ways to attract students to continue their studies to postgraduate level and not stop at first degree level only.
He said, it included the implementation of index marker on postgraduate programmes on offer so as to be of high quality and competent in the market, thus supporting the government’s efforts in producing knowledgeable specialists.
Also present at the ceremony were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof and the Dean of Postgraduate Centre, Prof. Datin Dr. Marian Abd. Latip.
A total of 635 new students enrolled in the 2013/2014 Academic Session including 20 international students. - FL
By Salbinous Saribun
Photo: Martubat Jamlan Chancellery Department