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Faculty of Computing will be operating in UMP Pekan in October

Pekan, 13 July 2020 - Faculty of Computing (FK), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) which has more than 1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students will operate and start teaching and learning sessions in a new building located at UMP Pekan starting next October. 

The five-storey W-shaped building has two main lecture halls that can accommodate 200 students, two mini auditoriums, seven lecture rooms, six seminar rooms and 50 computer labs for student facilities. 

It also has a main meeting room that can accommodate up to 90 people.

Recently, the UMP Chairman, Dato’ Sri Ibrahim Ahmad made a site visit to the new FK building to see the development of the faculty.

He was welcomed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Professor Ts. Dr. Kamal Zuhairi Zamli and Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Adzhar Kamaludin.

Also present were the member of the UMP Board of Directors, Professor Dato’ Ts. Dr. Rosli Mohd Yunus, Senior General Manager, Pahang State Federal Project Team, Pahang Public Works Department (JKR), Ir. Haji Abu Bakar Md Sidek, General Manager of JKR Construction, Haji Mohd Fozi Sulaiman, and the representative of Jaya Zira Sdn. Bhd., Datuk Dr. Haji Baderisham Haji Jolly.

In the presentation of this project development, Ir. Haji Abu Bakar said the inspection for final submission and interim claims had been done.

“The hand-over process of furniture, computer labs, lecture hall chairs and blinds had also been done.

“We expect all these projects and hand-over to be completed within another week,” he said.

Meanwhile, the FK Head of Technical, Ts. Syahrulanuar Ngah who had also presented the facilities in this building said the building has 81 rooms for academic staff and staff placement areas.

“There are also surau, pantry, cafeteria, resource room and a room for the Computer Technology Society (PETAKOM).

“Other rooms are for the dean, deputy deans, professors, and administrative and management staff.

“The staff transfer process will start in stages expected around August 2020,” he said.

He added that the building is located opposite the lake, which will definitely enhance the ambience of the faculty.

This move will make four faculties operating in Pekan including the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology (FTKEE), Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology (FTKMA) and Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering (FTKPM).

By: Nor Salwana Mohd. Idris, Public Relations Unit, Office of The Vice-Chancellor
Translation by: Dr. Rozaimi Abu Samah, College of  Engineering/Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology

Reports by:
Nor Salwana bt Hj Mohammad Idris