UCSI inks MoU with Department of Polytechnic EducationMarch 21, 2013 | Campus News
KUALA LUMPUR: UCSI University (UCSI) and the Department of Polytechnic Education (DPE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster greater cooperation in the area of technical education and training. The much awaited MoU signing ceremony took place on Mar 19, 2013.
Under the MoU, both UCSI and DPE have agreed to exchange best practices in research, curriculum and content development for various programmes of study and to create more articulation opportunities for polytechnic students.
The cooperation will also result in increased academic mobility between UCSI and polytechnic for teaching staff, researchers and students.
The MoU signing ceremony was officiated by MOHE Secretary General YBhg. Datuk Ab Rahim bin Md Noor, UCSI Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs and Research) Prof. Emeritus Dr. Lim Koon Ong and two other representatives from Sunway College Kuching and EC-Council Academy.
Higher Education Minister YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Department of Polytechnic Education Director General Mejar (K) Haji Md. Nor bin Yusof, to name a few, were among the government dignitaries who were present to witness the ceremony.
Higher Education Minister YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said: “I am certain that today’s MoU will help (enhance) the polytechnic students’ learning process and (will be useful in) their future career.”
Department of Polytechnic Education Director General Mejar (K) Haji Md. Nor also echoed YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled sentiment, adding that polytechnic students has received many benefits from the previous MoU – in terms of articulation opportunities, industrial placements and professional certifications.
“Through this collaboration, we hope that students will take advantage of these opportunities to enrich their learning experience during their studies,” he said.
Commenting on the MoU signing ceremony, Prof. Emeritus Dr. Lim said: “Universities play a crucial role in producing graduates who are well-versed in the intricacies of the industry.”
“I believe that this move is an excellent example of how both public and private institutions can work together to raise the standards of technical and vocational education for the benefit of the nation.”