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NEWS AND BULLETIN

  1. ‘CERITA ATUK’ BAKAR SEMANGAT PATRIOTISME RIMC
    Tuesday, 01 September 2020

    Cerita Atuk

    UUM ONLINE:

    Cerita atuk

    Perjuangan ini bukan kerana nama

    Bukan mendabik jadi perwira

    Tapi perj...

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  2. BENGKEL PEMANTAPAN DOKUMENTASI LAPORAN ASSURANCE OF LEARNING (AOL)
    Tuesday, 01 September 2020

    BENGKEL PEMANTAPAN DOKUMENTASI LAPORAN ASSURANCE OF LEARNING (AOL)

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  3. AACSB accreditation for UUM
    Thursday, 28 May 2020

    vcBy : Prof Dato' Dr Ahmad Bashawir Hj Abdul Ghani

    The process of democratisation of education for ...

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  4. SKPSA2019 Wadah Pentadbir Awam Bawa Tadbir Urus Awam Lebih Telus Dan Berkesan
    Wednesday, 31 July 2019

    skpsaJohor - "Sebagai pentadbir awam, adakah kita telah menjalankan peranan dengan sempurna dalam meni...

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  5. SEFB International Summer School 2019 Tingkat Kemahiran Bahasa Inggeris Pelajar PSU, Thailand
    Wednesday, 31 July 2019

    psuMasalah bahasa tidak menjadi halangan kepada 59 pelajar Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thail...

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  6. EDBM Pertingkat Kemahiran Kepengurusan Golongan Pengurusan Pertengahan
    Wednesday, 31 July 2019

    edbmDalam mendepani persekitaran dan cabaran pengurusan yang semakin kritikal setiap hari, kemahiran ...

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  7. 2019 AACSB INFLUENTIAL LEADER KONGSI ILMU DAN PENGALAMAN KEPIMPINAN
    Monday, 20 May 2019

    raja azura aacsbAlumni Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Raja Azura Raja Mahyuddin telah berkongsi ilmu dan pengal...

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  8. BGS UUM Terima Anugerah Best Practice In Leadership Outstanding Chapter 2019
    Monday, 20 May 2019

    bgs edinBeta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapter Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) telah menerima Best Practice in Le...

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  9. Bengkel AACSB Standards: Intellectual Contribution (ICs) Maintenance
    Tuesday, 07 May 2019

    aacsbSetelah mendapat akreditasi AACSB International dengan jayanya pada tahun 2016, UUM kini dalam pr...

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  10. PPA COB RAI PELAJAR MOBILITI
    Monday, 18 March 2019

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    Majlis Welcoming dan Homecoming Pelajar Mobiliti UUM COB telah berlangsung pada 15 Mac 2019 bert...

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  11. 2019 INFLUENTIAL LEADER BY AACSB INTERNATIONAL
    Monday, 11 February 2019

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    Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Alumnus, Mdm. Raja Azura Raja Mahayuddin was selected as the 201...

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  12. NOVAC KEKAL TAHTA UNGGULI ANUGERAH BADAN PELAJAR TERBAIK UUM COB 2018
    Sunday, 09 December 2018

    anugerah badan pelajar 2018Kelab Perakaunan atau NOVAC telah diangkat sebagai kelab terbaik bagi tiga tahun berturut-turut s...

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  13. Tahniah Kenaikan Pangkat Staf Akademik UUM COB
    Thursday, 29 November 2018

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  14. Produk Inovasi IBS Mendapat Pingat Emas Dan Perak Dalam Pertandingan Inovasi Dan Kreativiti 2018
    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    PRODUK INOVASI IBSPada 14 hingga 16 November 2018 bertempat di Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) telah berlangs...

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  15. Alumni UUM COB Kongsi Pengalaman Untuk Majukan Universiti
    Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    ALUMNI2018Pejabat Pembangunan Pelajar dan Alumni, Kolej Perniagaan (PPA COB), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UU...

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Cerita Atuk

UUM ONLINE:

Cerita atuk

Perjuangan ini bukan kerana nama

Bukan mendabik jadi perwira

Tapi perjuangan ini atas dasar cinta

Kewajipan untuk membela

Lantas bangkit kerana khianat

Membunuh setiap kesumat

 

Pesan atuk

Tiada apa yang mereka pinta selain taat setia

Taat pada ketua, setia bersama negara

Tiada apa yang mereka harapkan selain kasih dan cinta

Kasih pada tanah, cinta pada nusa dan bangsa

Agar bibit kehancuran dapat dihalang

Agar ular tidak berkepala itu dapat kita buang

 

Nasihat atuk untuk semua

Kebebasan yang mereka cari bukan tiket untuk bersuka-ria

Kebebasan yang kalian rasa bukan kekal selamanya

Jangan kalian suka sehingga terlupa

Ada mata yang sedang memerhati

Musuh mengendap setiap masa

Mereka hanya menghitung hari

Jangan megah dengan kuasa yang kalian ada

Jangan angkuh dengan kecanggihan yang kalian guna

Semua itu hanya sementara

Dengan satu jari, mampu mengubah segalanya

 

Ini merupakan antara tiga rangkap pembakar semangat patriotisme hasil nukilan Mohamad Aiman Abdullah.

 

Sempena dengan sambutan Hari Kebangsaan Malaysia ke-63, Jawatankuasa Kelab Kebajikan, Pusat Pengurusan Penyelidikan dan Inovasi (RIMC) telah menganjurkan Program RIMC: Merdeka Covid-19 di Managers Coffee, baru-baru ini.

 

Bagi menyemarakkan sambutan tersebut, dua orang Pegawai Penyelidik Sosial RIMC iaitu Mohammad Taufiq Othman dan Azam Arni Mohd Noor telah mendeklamasikan sajak ‘Cerita Atuk’ dengan penuh penghayatan. 

 

Azam Arni berkata, sajak itu mempunyai maksud yang sangat mendalam untuk dijadikan pedoman kepada generasi muda.

 

“Bait-bait rangkap sajak ini berkisar kepada satu perjuangan dalam mempertahankan kedaulatan negara. Ia umpama pesanan seorang datuk kepada cucunya supaya sentiasa menghargai harga kebebasan yang dibayar oleh pejuang terdahulu,” katanya.

 

Pengarah RIMC selaku Penasihat Kelab Kebajikan RIMC, Prof. Dr. Nor Aziah Abd. Manaf dalam ucapannya berharap semua staf RIMC dapat menjadi rakyat yang prihatin dan penuh integriti dalam menjalankan amanah yang diberikan tidak kira di mana jua berada.

 

Menurutnya, program tersebut merupakan inisiatif RIMC untuk meraikan sambutan Hari Kebangsaan dalam norma baharu dan berdoa agar Malaysia akan bebas daripada Covid-19.

 

Gimik pelancaran sambutan yang bertemakan Malaysia Prihatin #RIMCPrihatin telah dirasmikan oleh Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan dan Inovasi), Prof. Dr. Ayoib Che Ahmad yang mana beliau turut menyerahkan bendera Jalur Gemilang dan cecair basmi kuman (hand sanitizer) kepada Pengarah RIMC unutk edaran semua staf.

 

Sementara itu, Pengerusi Kelab Kebajikan RIMC, Norhana Shaibatul Khadri berkata, pemberian hand sanitizer adalah signifikan dengan tema yang dipilih untuk meningkatkan kesedaran staf bagi membendung penularan wabak Covid-19.

 

“RIMC prihatin dalam memastikan staf RIMC dapat mematuhi prosedur operasi standard (SOP) dan mengamalkan kebersihan.

“Sebelum ini, RIMC juga telah menerbitkan pesanan khidmat masyarakat sebagai tanda sokongan kepada usaha kerajaan dalam memerangi

Covid-19,” katanya.

 

Turut diraikan, Ketua Penolong Pengarah, Mohamad Fadzil Samiran dan Pembantu Tadbir, Siti Mariam Johari yang menyambut ulang tahun kelahiran masing-masing pada 30 dan 31 Ogos dan tayangan video montaj Hari Kebangsaan hasil kreativiti staf RIMC.

 

Selain itu, RIMC juga meraikan mantan Timbalan Pengarah Unit Tugas-tugas Khas, Prof. Madya Ts. Dr. Mohd. Faizal Omar yang telah dilantik sebagai Pengarah baharu Pusat Inovasi dan Pengkomersialan (ICC) dan persaraan Ketua Pembantu Pentadbir, Fatimah Sam Rejab serta Pembantu Tadbir, Harison Hassan.

BENGKEL PEMANTAPAN DOKUMENTASI LAPORAN ASSURANCE OF LEARNING (AOL)

Bengkel  aacsb1

UUM ONLINE 7-8 JULAI 2020:

Unit Akreditasi AACSB UUM COB telah menganjurkan Bengkel Pemantapan Dokumentasi AoL selama dua (2) hari iaitu pada 7-8 Julai 2020 di Bilik Melaka, Bangunan Pengurusan Perniagaan. Bengkel ini menfokuskan dua (2) buah pusat pengajian di UUMCOB iaitu Pusat Pengajian Perniagaan Islam (IBS) dan Jabatan Perniagaan Antarabangsa (IB), Pusat Pengajian Antarabangsa (IB, SoIS). Seramai 15 orang peserta yang terdiri daripada Timbalan Dekan, Ketua Jabatan, Penyelaras Program dan wakil pensyarah telah menyertai bengkel ini.

Objektif utama bengkel ini adalah untuk membantu pusat pengajian menyediakan laporan AoL bagi program akademik masing-masing mengikut keperluan standard AACSB.

Bengkel ini dikendalikan oleh Prof. Madya Dr. Arpah Abu Bakar, Pengarah Unit Akreditasi AACSB dan Pengurus-pengurus AACSB, Prof. Madya Dr. Selamah Maamor, Prof. Madya Dr. Faizuniah Pangil dan Dr. Hasniza Md Taib. UUM kini dalam fasa Continuous Improvement Review (CIR) setelah mendapat akreditasi AACSB pada tahun 2016. UUM akan menerima lawatan audit Peer Review Team (PRT) AACSB pada tahun 2021. Unit Akreditasi UUMCOB giat menganjurkan beberapa siri bengkel berkaitan AACSB 2020 Standards kepada pensyarah UUM dan rakan strategik UUM bagi memastikan proses jaminan kualiti yang berterusan di UUM.

vcBy : Prof Dato' Dr Ahmad Bashawir Hj Abdul Ghani

The process of democratisation of education for all, particularly in developing countries like Malaysia, has resulted in the mushrooming of both public and private higher education institutions (HEIs). This phenomenon and the exponential growth resulted in greater competition among universities to attract students. So as to ensure one's competitiveness, ranking and accreditation have become a fundamental measuring indicator for quality and marketing point. Thus, it is not surprising that these academic institutions have poured in significant amount of their resources into acquiring this value added recognition.

Accreditation assurance of quality

Accreditation is viewed as a symbol of excellence and quality assurance. Although accreditation is a voluntary exercise, HEIs may not be able to compete nor survive without it. In most countries, there is a quality control establishment overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation such as the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The endorsement by the MQA provides assurance to the stakeholders, especially students and the industry, that the programme advertised meets certain quality standards.

In the context of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), the university is actively engaged in internationalisation activities and venturing into international collaborations in marketing our academic programmes and establishing itself as the top business and management educational institution in Asia. As such, an internationally recognised accreditation is a must have and being a university whose niche area is in business and management, the one that is most sought after is the internationally renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). UUM is proud to have received the accreditation since 2016 and making us one of the elite few in Malaysia.

There are a number of international accreditation agencies for business study programmes in the world. The AACSB International is the most prestigious and oldest global accreditation body for business schools in the world. It provides the quality assurance needed and at present, there are over 1,700 member organisations, and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide. Attaining AACSB accreditation means that the school is among the top five per cent business schools in the world.

UUM in very elite group

The AACSB accreditation is very relevant to both businesses and institutions of higher learning because it draws on both communities for input and information. AACSB is an official certification or acknowledgement that a degree programme offered by a business school has met all the standards set by the awarding body, such as offering a robust and challenging curriculum, providing effective career development, and constantly demonstrating a commitment to innovate and contribute new knowledge to the field of business studies. UUM is among the first in Malaysia and one of the very few universities in the world (less than five per cent) to qualify into this very elite group. We are indeed proud that our business degree programme has been accredited by the internationally acclaimed AACSB, which is acknowledged for its very high requirement standards. We have successfully endured the arduous and vigorous application process that took the university almost seven years to achieve and fulfil all the education metrics set by AACSB.

What makes the accreditation unique and most sought after is the continuous quality enhancement being introduced as in the case of the latest AACSB 2020 Standards. It covers three broad areas which are namely, strategic management and innovation; learner success; and thought leadership, engagement and societal impact.

Continuous improvement is core to AACSB accredited institutions and it must constantly hedge its own achievement and strive to be better. UUM takes cognizance of this requirement and our business study programme has been continuously enhanced to meet the evolving nature of the learners and to respond to the dynamic job market and the dictates of Education 4.0, which is beyond the student-centred learning. It is about empowering students to structure their learnings within the intended learning objectives. For business study programmes, equipping students with the right transferrable skills is vital to meeting the rapid changes in business knowledge. Thus, innovation in curriculum is of the utmost importance. At UUM, students get to experience a holistic learning experience as the curriculum adheres to these strict requirements.

UUM highly ranked in the world

One of the values upheld by AACSB accredited institutions is social responsibility. It requires HEIs to engage with the community, including businesses, as part process of enriching students' learning experience. Students at UUM are highly encouraged to share and put into practise their academic knowledge to help improve the community well-being through service-learning projects. Various classes have embedded the community service activities in various class assignments. For example, the Risk Management and Insurance Seminar class periodically organises community outreach programmes with selected schools in the states of Kedah and Perlis with the aim to increase awareness on insurance and safety at school. The community at large benefits from this knowledge transfer engagement while the students stand to gain leadership, teamwork and communication skills in managing the projects.

Being the only university in the country that specialises in business and management studies, UUM has managed to carve its way and make an impact internationally by being ranked highly both by the Times Higher Education (THE) and the QS World University Ranking. In view of all these achievements, we have to ensure that our students stand to benefit fully from such exposures. Therefore, in line with the AACSB accreditation, UUM submitted an unsolicited proposal to Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) USA with the intention to set up the 1st ever BGS chapter in Malaysia, and the 5th in Southeast Asia. We successfully achieved this honour in 2016 and our students have since continued to achieve many successes. One notable achievement was when the UUM chapter became the recipients of the 'Highest Chapter Honour' among the top five per cent business schools in the world in 2017.

UUM is fully aware of how influential and significant BGS society is. To be part of it is a privilege and to be the 1st ever BGS chapter in Malaysia, is indeed an honour. At the individual level, it is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive. Only universities accredited with AACSB can establish the BGS chapter. As of today, there are only around 566 BGS chapters around the world and most of the chapters are located in the United States of America.

Stringent selection process

All selected UUM BGS members (students) were put through a very stringent selection process in compliance with the requirements set by BGS USA. Not only are they high achievers and top performing students with first class CGPA pointers and representing the top 10 per cent in their respective programmes, they are also active students in co-curricular programmes with minimum SIRA points of at least 100.

Subsequently, all shortlisted candidates must undergo further interview sessions in which their leadership quality, communication, problem-solving, as well as critical thinking skills were tested. In short, UUM BGS members were noted for their crystallised intelligence, as well as fluid intelligence.

Being a member, there are many benefits one can enjoy, both at UUM and from BGS USA. At UUM, various leaderships and industry engagement programmes are already in the pipeline for the selected ones. Its members will be given priority to participate in exchange programmes, internships in Multinational Corporations (MNC), and many other up-skilling workshops. One can also access various resources from the main BGS website, as well as participate in various programmes in the United States.

UUM aims to be top business school in Asia

Moving forward, it has become an important agenda for UUM to embark on Product Branding and Marketing exercise as part of our strategy to expand and evolve internationally. The AACSB accreditation provides UUM with leverage towards achieving these objectives. The University has set clear objectives in becoming the top business school in Asia and to expand beyond the Malaysian shoreline and into other countries.

Although considered still young among the more established counterparts in Malaysia, UUM recently achieved another milestone when a Provost was appointed in January 2019 to helm its city campus in Kuala Lumpur, also known as the UUM KL City campus. The experience and knowledge gained from the accreditation process have been put to good use in developing a clear strategy for the attainment of a competitive, dynamic, robust and resilient educational environment to support the learning process, as in the case with our city campus. It made us believe in the need to define, develop and operationalise a new pattern of behaviour, thinking and interaction between the institution and private sectors that would in turn spur UUM comparative advantages in an increasingly competitive and unpredictable global education environment.

One of the strategies adopted by the University in product branding and marketing is to develop international partnerships with world leading industry players and reputable institutions of higher learning, which represent well-known brands and are acknowledged for the quality of their products and services. One notable example was an accord with Qatar Airways, where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed which allows the University to tap into the carrier's extensive network of destinations around the world to market our study programmes. The marketing approach developed by Qatar Airways in Product, Pricing and Promotion Strategies are most relevant to the rebranding and marketing exercise envisioned by UUM and sets to improve its image and visibility. The collaboration with a leading international industry player also bodes well for UUM's quest for a stronger international academic presence and in support of Malaysia's plan to become the hub for academic excellence in the region.

The diversity of the current and prospective students who look for study-abroad opportunities after their college years requires universities to establish strategic linkages across the globe. Institutions with international accreditations have the advantage because it allows for effortless transfer (credit hours) as the curriculum meets the same standard as measured by the international accreditation agencies. With the AACSB accreditation, UUM is in a better position to attract more international students to pursue their studies here.

Exposure to global experience

In addition, students enrolling at AACSB accredited institutions have access to global experience. Malaysian students at UUM are exposed to global experience by engaging with international students on campus, as well as the opportunity to experience studying abroad through student mobility programme. This is made possible when the standardisation of quality assurance by AACSB International opens up new market for international academic collaboration allowing mobility of students between AACSB accredited members. As of year 2019, UUM College of Business (COB) students had participated in mobility programmes in ten countries and internship programmes in 20 countries all over the world.

Better chance of jobs at top business organisations

Graduate Employability (GE) is indeed a very important factor for all the stakeholders. All said, graduates from AACSB accredited universities have been shown to stand a better chance of being employed by top business organisations and accorded attractive salary. In fact, some employers prefer hiring graduates from AACSB accredited universities.

Furthermore, many MBA and other graduate business study programmes prefer applicants who have received undergraduate study programmes associated with AACSB. With regard to GE, UUM is proud to be among the best in Malaysia in 2019 with more than 92 per cent of its graduates employed upon graduation. UUM is now ranked in the 251-300 band in the QS World University Ranking 2020 for Business and Management Studies, and for the first time, the University is in the 201-250 band of the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2019. Undoubtedly, the industry will benefit tremendously from the high calibre, well-prepared graduates from UUM College of Business.

The year 2020 started with a 'bang' of sorts when the world was seized with developments around the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries continue to grapple with the new realities emerging almost daily as a result of the pandemic and the search for the vaccine is still proving difficult and illusive. Given that no vaccine is on the near horizon, educational institutions will most likely be forced to introduce the 'work from home' (WFH) concept to both, staff and students alike, for a foreseeable future.

And the pandemic's multidimensional nature – its widespread impact on the economy, society, technology, organisations, and public health, will necessitate universities to be bold and brave in making the required transition from traditional approaches to novel methods in the education process.

Pandemic a blessing in disguise?

The pandemic may indeed be a blessing in disguise. The virus knows no boundaries and it spreads unabatedly throughout the world. Similarly, digital revolution affects everyone. In the education process, it dictates that the aspect of andragogy and pedagogy be reformed accordingly so as to remain relevant.

As social distancing becomes the 'new normal', universities have moved operations and teaching online, also known as remote learning, in order to provide students and staff a safe learning environment. Remote learning has long been practised in developed countries and has been shown to offer many advantages. In this respect, UUM has produced the roadmap for digitalisation of its education process that is contained in the 'UUM Digital Campus' blueprint. The present health concern has somewhat accelerated the overall implementation of the roadmap much earlier than anticipated.

The conversion to online courses has been enabled by the mass mobilisation of faculties to convert their classrooms to virtual ones. Our best online educators have stepped up to hold workshops on everything, from the basics of learning management systems to the integration of synchronous and asynchronous teaching techniques.

The University will have to be innovative and creative in adapting the teaching and learning (T&L) and assessment process by introducing alternative methods such as modularity in course models, embedded virtual learning for students in residence and Hyflex Model where the traditional teaching is conducted in tandem with the online method. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the University with an unprecedented situation that tests all the above core values and our mantle in handling the fallouts. Indeed, we are witnessing a new dawn in remote learning and if universities are to survive and prosper, a paradigm shift is the way forward.

In summary, attending an AACSB-accredited business school means that the students have access to the best curriculum, the best educators and the best learning environment. Universiti Utara Malaysia prides itself with gaining the accreditation from AACSB International. It signifies quality assurance in education and the adoption of best practices at the University as enumerated in the AACSB standards.

-- BERNAMA

Prof Dato' Dr Ahmad Bashawir Hj Abdul Ghani is the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

(The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of BERNAMA)

skpsaJohor - "Sebagai pentadbir awam, adakah kita telah menjalankan peranan dengan sempurna dalam meningkatkan integriti dan akauntabiliti di sektor awam?," kata Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Dato' Ir. Amiruddin Hamzah.

Menurut beliau, pentadbir awam harus melihat kembali dan berfikir sejauh mana mereka melaksanakan amanah itu agar setanding dengan jangkaan dan harapan rakyat terhadap cara menguruskan wang awam.

Justeru, katanya, Seminar Kewangan dan Pengauditan Sektor Awam 2019 (SKPSA2019) telah menyediakan wadah bagi pentadbir awam yang dipertanggungjawabkan dengan tadbir urus organisasi berkolaborasi bersama pihak akademia untuk membawa tadbir urus awam yang telus dan berkesan bagi meningkatkan lagi kualiti sistem penyampaian awam kepada semua pihak.

"Negara mempunyai sistem kewangan dan governan yang baik tetapi ia mampu lumpuh hanya disebabkan nakhodanya. Oleh itu, sebagai kerajaan yang mengutamakan prinsip integriti telah perkenalkan konsep CAT iaitu Competency (kompetensi), Accountability (akauntabiliti) dan Transparency (telus).

"Konsep tersebut akan digunakan dalam menggubal dasar dan sistem penyampaian kerajaan, malah berteraskan konsep ini juga, antara perkara awal yang dilakukan kerajaan dalam mereformasikan kedudukan fiskal negara bagi memastikan perbelanjaan yang optimum terutamanya dalam projek-projek infrastruktur ialah rundingan semula projek mega seperti ECRL," katanya pada Majlis Perasmian SKPSA2019 di Hotel The Puteri Pacific, Johor Bahru, semalam.

Beliau berkata, berpegang pada prinsip CAT dan komited untuk melaksanakan perakaunan akruan menjelang 2021, laporan dibuat akan lebih telus ke atas sejumlah hutang dan liabiliti serta nilai aset kerajaan.

Menurutnya, dengan langkah itu dijangka mampu meningkatkan keyakinan pelabur terhadap pengurusan negara, di samping meletakkan pengurusan kewangan Malaysia setaraf negara maju lain.

"Kolaborasi dengan institusi akademik juga memainkan peranan penting untuk menerap budaya integriti dan ketelusan yang bermula dari akar umbi.

"Bertepatan dengan tema 'Cabaran Tadbir Urus Sektor Awam – Mengubah Budaya Komuniti, Menolak Rasuah, Meningkatkan Akauntabiliti Awam' sewajarnya merangsang minda peserta yang merupakan pentadbir awam melihat kembali dan fikir sama ada telah jalankan peranan dengan sempurna dalam meningkatkan integriti dan akauntabiliti di sektor awam," katanya.

Sementara itu, Naib Canselor, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani berkata, tema yang diangkat pada SKPSA2019 kali ini bertepatan dengan usaha pihak kerajaan dalam memantapkan jentera pentadbiran sehingga ke peringkat akar umbi bagi menangani masalah rasuah, di samping membentuk dan menambah baik sistem penyampaian sektor awam agar dapat memenuhi kehendak dan jangkaan rakyat.

Menurutnya, Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad pernah berkata bahawa Malaysia dan rakyat negara ini hanya boleh menganggap diri mereka maju apabila mereka menolak rasuah dan menghentikan amalan itu.

"Menurut beliau lagi, Malaysia perlu memberi perhatian serius kepada isu rasuah jika mereka mahu berada dalam ranking negara maju dan muncul semula sebagai 'Harimau Asia'.

"Justeru, pentadbir kerajaan perlu berikrar untuk tidak terlibat dengan rasuah sekiranya mereka sayangkan negara dan mahu negara dihormati oleh masyarakat dunia," katanya.

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bashawir berharap peluang mencerap ilmu, bertukar pendapat dan pengalaman antara satu sama lain di seminar selama dua hari itu membawa manfaat yang banyak kepada peserta.

SKPSA2019 yang disertai lebih 150 peserta dari pelbagai jabatan dan agensi seluruh Malaysia itu merupakan anjuran Pusat Pengajian Perakaunan Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz (TISSA) dengan kerjasama Setiausaha Kerajaan (SUK) Johor Darul Takzim.

Hadir sama Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor (Pembangunan), Dato' Ramlee A. Rahman yang mewakili Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor dan Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor (Pengurusan), Dato' Dr. Badrul Hisham Kassim.

Sumber: UUM Online

psuMasalah bahasa tidak menjadi halangan kepada 59 pelajar Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand untuk memantapkan penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris dengan menyertai SEFB International Summer School Program 2019 yang dijalankan selama sebulan di UUM.

Dekan Pusat Pengajian Ekonomi, Kewangan dan Perbankan (SEFB), Prof. Dr. Russayani Ismail berkata, program itu bertujuan untuk membantu penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris dalam kalangan peserta terdiri pelajar PSU dengan mengikuti kelas Bahasa Inggeris yang dikendalikan guru Bahasa Inggeris bertauliah daripada Pusat Bahasa, UUM.

Menurutnya, sepanjang sebulan di UUM, peserta telah mengikuti kelas Bahasa Inggeris, di samping mengikuti kelas di bawah SEFB seperti ekonomi, kewangan dan perbankan, pengurusan risiko dan insurans yang mana kelas tersebut dikendalikan sepenuhnya oleh pensyarah SEFB sendiri.

Katanya, selain menyertai aktiviti dalam kelas, mereka juga mengikuti program di luar kampus seperti lawatan ke kilang perindustrian di Jitra dan Pulau Pinang serta menyertai aktiviti riadah meninjau keindahan hutan Sintok.

"Saya berharap semua pelajar 'enjoy' dengan aktiviti yang dijalankan selama sebulan di universiti ini dan mendapat manfaat serta pengalaman baharu yang boleh diguna pakai ketika pulang ke kampus asal.

"Saya juga berharap pelajar akan menjadi lebih berkeyakinan untuk berkomunikasi dengan menggunakan Bahasa Inggeris walaupun tempoh sebulan tidak mencukupi untuk menguasai bahasa kedua ini," katanya pada Majlis Perasmian Penutup SEFB International Summer School Program 2019 di Dewan Seminar C, Pusat Konvensyen, semalam.

Beliau berkata, menerusi program itu, pelajar juga dapat memupuk kerjasama berpasukan dan menimba pengalaman baharu yang diharap dapat membantu menyumbang pada masa hadapan mereka.

Menurutnya, dengan berakhirnya program yang bermula sejak Jun itu akan menarik minat pelajar PSU untuk melanjutkan pengajian mereka di UUM selepas mengikuti sesi bersama pensyarah UUM dari pelbagai bidang pengajian.

"Saya juga berharap kolaborasi antara UUM dan PSU akan berterusan bukan sahaja bagi program mobiliti pelajar, malah pertukaran staf dan kerjasama dalam bidang lain seperti penyelidikan dan penerbitan," katanya.

Sementara itu, Penolong Presiden Hal Ehwal Akademik, PSU, Dr. Parichart Maneemai berkata, beliau berterima kasih kepada UUM dan SEFB kerana mengalukan kedatangan pelajar PSU dan memberikan tunjuk ajar kepada mereka dalam memantapkan Bahasa Inggeris.

Menurutnya, semua staf dan pelajar UUM telah menjalankan satu tanggungjawab yang baik dan telah banyak membantu peserta sepanjang proses pembelajaran tersebut.

Katanya, beliau berharap pelajar PSU telah menimba banyak ilmu dan pengalaman berharga sepanjang berada di UUM, seterusnya memanfaatkan peluang tersebut untuk berkomunikasi dengan rakan-rakan baharu dalam bahasa yang baru dipelajari itu.

"Summer School ini hanya satu permulaan dan saya berharap pelajar akan terus belajar dan berlatih sebaiknya untuk menguasai dan meningkatkan kebolehan dalam Bahasa Inggeris.

"Cari jalan untuk belajar dalam suasana yang gembira dan tidak membosankan agar sesi pembelajaran menjadi lebih menarik," katanya.

Sumber: UUM Online



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