MONDAY, 05 AUGUST – A total of 100 participants participated in the Basic Infosys Programme organised by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SKTM) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in collaboration with the Malaysia Education Ministry (KPM), Multimedia Development Corporation (Mdec) and Infosys Technologies Ltd India recently.
The four-day programme where UMS was the host was aimed at preparing participants for the working world.
The Vice-Chancellor of this EcoCampus University, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah said the basic programme was seen as a way to enhance the employability of graduates to be more competitive.
“Through this programme, participants would be able to better themselves and to undertake greater responsibility assigned to them in the working world,” he said in his speech which was read by the Dean of SKTM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosalam Sarbatly.
Therefore Datuk Dr. Harun said the programme should be continued to strengthen the relationship between the higher learning institutions and industries in Malaysia.
The Basic Infosys programme was introduced in 2007 and had so far trained more than 1,000 students and academicians throughout Malaysia. This year, it was participated by 11 higher learning institutions namely Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UNIKL), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTEM), Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and UMS.
Also present at the function was the Chairman of the Technical Cooperation Committee KPM-Infosys Ltd. India, Prof. Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Ab. Hamid. - FL
By Faezah Mohamad Dun
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division