NILAI – University students should be given an opportunity to focus on academic activities and learning, as well as programmes which help them develop their personalities while in campus, says Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (student and alumni affairs), Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Asin Dollah.
He said outside parties should not organise gatherings at any university campus, which were unrelated to the role and life of an undergraduate.
“Gatherings which support certain individuals and ideologies should not be held in campus as they could affect the undergraduates’ focus on educational activities and the development of a positive personality,” he said in a statement here today.
Mohamed Asin, who is also chairman of the secretariat of deputy vice-chancellors/deputy rectors (student and alumni affairs), public institutions of higher education (IPTA), said the secretariat strongly opposed any effort by certain parties to make any IPTA campus the venue of their illegal gatherings.
He urged all parties to respect the university as an academic institution to build the nation, not destroy it. – BERNAMA