ALOR STAR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kuin) and Malaysian Pondok Development Foundation to forge a closer cooperation between both entities.
Kuin Rector Prof Datuk Mohd Yusof Kasim represented the university while Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim signed on behalf of the foundation in her capacity as its executive chairman.
Under the MoU, Kuin would provide its expertise and staff to carry out joint researches with the foundation to further empower pondok institution.
Present were Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and state Education Committee chairman Datuk Tajul Urus Mohd Zin.
Later at the event, Najib who is the foundation’s patron launched Kuin’s Pondok Research Centre, which was established by the university college to carry out academic studies on both local and foreign Islamic religious school institution.
Prof Yusof later named Mashitah as the first director of the research centre.
Najib, who is also Umno president will proceed to open the 2015 Kedah Umno Convention.
He is currently on a one-day visit to Kedah. – NST Online