TANJUNG MALIM – Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) must play a bigger role in developing, moulding and providing human capital who strongly uphold values on the truth and will not compromise on wrongdoing, power abuse, corruption and injustice.
UPSI Chancellor, Tuanku Zara Salim said that as a university that excelled in the field of education, UPSI must realise that its function was not merely to churn out graduates, but also to demonstrate that it was a centre of knowledge whose benefits, influence, and fame exceeded the disciplines of knowledge, civilisation and geographical boundaries.
“The efforts of UPSI to be placed in the international arena cannot be carried out alone. The UPSI is enhancing its networking with the foreign universities through the marketing of study programs, production of quality research and writing, and the publication of high-impact journals,” she said.
The Raja Permaisuri Perak said this at the 17th UPSI convocation at the Main Hall, Sultan Azlan Shah Campus, UPSI in Proton City, here.
On the convocation today, Tuanku Zara congratulated the graduands on their successes.
“With the success, the graduands not only succeeded in achieving their parents’ aspirations, but also succeeded in placing themselves among the knowledgeable group,” she said.
Tuanku Zara said the graduands must also realise that bigger challenges were waiting for them outside the campus which required them to strive harder to face their chosen career.
“In facing these challenges, the graduands should not forget social customs, the sense of sanity and religious considerations to ensure that the action they would take was in line with the values on religion, morality and etiquette,” she said.
Meanwhile, Tuanku Zara said the second session of the convocation awarded degrees and diplomas to 6,554 graduands.
“Of the total, 43 individuals would be conferred the Doctor of Philosophy degrees while 1,204 graduands would receive the Masters Degree,” she said. – BERNAMA