SHAH ALAM – The Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) was urged to focus on excellence in terms of internationalising academic performance and achievement.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who is UiTM chancellor, was confident UiTM was able to build a brighter future by continuing its internationalisation path in various fields via its existing academic programmes.
“Without a doubt, UiTM which celebrated the 60th anniversary of its establishment this year, has played a leading role in championing the Malay and Bumiputera education, so they are not left out, but on par with other races,” he said at the first session of the UiTM’s 85th convocation ceremony at the Dewan Agung Tuanku Canselor (DATC), here today.
He reminded the university administrators to continue providing quality services in order to excel in producing highly qualified graduates, which was beneficial to the country.
He also urged the UiTM’s postgraduates to keep striving towards internationalisation excellence in producing high quality research and study by collaborating with foreign agencies.
At the ceremony, the King consented to the appointment of two new UiTM pro-chancellors, Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah and Tan Sri Safri Awang Zaidell.
A total of 25,720 graduates will receive their scrolls at the UiTM convocation ceremony starting today until Nov 23. Of the figure, 70 graduates will be conferred doctorates in philosophy (PhD); master’s degree (1,243), postgraduate diploma (57), bachelor’s degree (11,097), professional (153) and diploma (13,100).
Also present were the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah and UiTM vice chancellor emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Hassan Said and 40 members of UiTM alumni of the 60s and 70s.
Meanwhile, Hassan, in his speech, said that UiTM was now an excellent higher learning institution, with more than 500 academic programmes. – BERNAMA