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Today’s Graduates Need to Master EQ and Foreign Language

WEDNESDAY, 11 MAY – Centre for Industry and Community Network (CICN) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) organised the programme CEO @ Faculty focusing on the sharing of experiences and life of successful individuals.

In his welcoming speech, UMS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah encouraged students to take the opportunity and learn new knowledge shared by the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of TH Plantations Berhad, Dato’ Zainal Azwar Zainal Aminuddin at the programme.

“To UMS researchers, this is also an opportunity for us to understand the current needs and enrich the curriculum so that it is always relevant and of interest to the industry,” he said.

Dato’ Zainal Azwar who have extensive knowledge in the industry shared some points , which should be adopted by students in equipping themselves for the working world.

“Successful people today posses 80 percent emotional quotient (EQ) compared to 20 percent of intelligent quotient (IQ).  With EQ, we can control conflicts, emotion and understand our surrounding better,” he explained.

Dato’ Zainal also emphasised on the need to master the English language as one of the key elements to face the challenging working world today.

“Mastering foreign language especially English is very important and it has become a ‘bullet’ for graduates to fill the vacancies in the industry,” he stressed.

The CEO @ Faculty programme held at Dewan Resital (Recital Hall) was also attended by the Director of Industrial Relations Division (BHI), Associate Professor Dr. Arham Abdullah. – ZMD (fl)

Photo: Suzeanywati Gasinin


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