ALOR SETAR – Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kuin), which is owned by the Kedah government, aims to achieve a full university status in 2016, said its Rector, Prof Datuk Mohd Yusof Kasim.
Towards that end, he said, its operation, as well as most of its students, from the temporary campus at Mergong here, would move to the permanent campus at Kuala Ketil, Baling, by this December.
“In terms of operation, we have moved in stages. The medical, counselling and nursing courses will, however, remain at the Mergong campus,” he told reporters when met after a dialogue on ‘The Future Dimensions of Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) In Malaysia’ here Saturday.
He said based on facilities, as well as lecturers and programmes offered, KUIN was ready to become a full fledged university.
The presence of KUIN at Kuala Ketil, he said, would also act as a catalyst for development in the area.
In another development, Mohd Yusuf said KUIN hoped to establish a chair in IBF to carry out research and development in the field.
“We will discuss with several banks to get the fund for the purpose,” he added. – BERNAMA