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UMP Foundation Excellence Incentive (Platinum) for excellent students

UMP Foundation Excellence Incentive (Platinum) for excellent students

Nurnajjah Ashuha Adipso, the final year student from the Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology (FSTI), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), did not expect to be among the 30 students to receive the UMP Foundation Excellence Incentive (Platinum) worth RM500 for her excellent result this semester.

She told that the incentive provides assistance, especially for the beginning of a new semester.

“It gives me the boost to maintain the excellence and strive to get better results until graduation,” she said during the event of Award Ceremony of UMP Foundation Excellence Incentive (Platinum) at the Banquet Hall, Chancellery, UMP Gambang on 22 February 2020.

Similarly, Yeoh Yuan Xin from the College of Engineering was delighted and did not expect to receive the incentive from the UMP Foundation.

“The incentive shows that UMP is concerned in the welfare of the recipients, and I appreciate this effort.

“I hope to continue to achieve excellent results in academic and co-curricular activities during my study here in UMP,” he said.

They were among the 250 beneficiaries of the UMP Foundation education incentive since its introduction in 2016.
This year, UMP foundation introduced the UMP Foundation Excellence Incentive (Platinum) for those who achieve outstanding results with a 3.50 CGPA and above for each semester.

The Chairman of the UMP Board of Directors, Dato’ Sri Ibrahim Ahmad presented the incentives. 

Also attended was the UMP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ir. Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff, the members of the UMP Board of Directors (LPU) including Datuk Aishah Shaikh Ahmad, Shaiful Suliman, Dato’ Sri Md. Sharif Shamsuddin and Associate Professor Dr. Wan Zuhainis Saad accompanied by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Professor Dato’ Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin.

According to Dato’ Sri Ibrahim, based on the data projected until 2025, it is expected that 70% of UMP students come from the B40 family background.

“This Excellence Incentive (Platinum) is an initiative under UMP Foundation to boost students to maintain academic excellence until graduation.

“The selected students are those who received the initial education assistance from UMP Foundation before,” he said.

He also presented zakat to 30 recipients from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to ease the financial burden in the course of learning in UMP.

UMP Foundation, in collaboration with the Student Affairs and Alumni Department (JHEPA) always care for the students’ affairs through scholarships, zakat and subsistence, Campus Pantry initiative and educational assistance for new students.

UMP Foundation also raises funds from companies, institutions and the public for the benefit of UMP students as well as finances educational and communal activities and provides additional learning facilities.

UMP also actively conducts an endowment campaign ‘Jom Berwakaf Bersama’ to collect fund for Wakaf Kolej Kediaman Mawaddah UMP (residential college).

The donations can be made via the mobile app SnapNPay, FPX portal or salary deduction for UMP staff. 
Please go to mygift.ump.edu.my for more information.

By        : Nur Sa’adatul Afzan Jusoh, Office Of The Vice-Chancellor 
Translation by : Dr. Rozaimi Abu Samah, Faculty Of Chemical And Process Engineering Technology