SINTOK – Kedah Regency Council member Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah was today proclaimed as the new Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Chancellor.
The proclamation ceremony for the new Chancellor was officiated by Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.
The proclamation ceremony was held before the commencement of the 27th UUM Convocation at the Dewan Mu’azam Shah, UUM here.
Tunku Intan Safinaz later conferred the Doctor of Philosophy degrees to two personalities namely former Works Minister, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu who received the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Development Management) degree, while artiste Datuk Mohd Nasir Mohamad or M. Nasir received the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Industry Management) degree.
The convocation ceremony was carried out in nine sessions beginning today until Nov 12. In total, 6,608 graduands are expected to receive their respective degrees including 482 foreign students from 26 countries. – BERNAMA