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UMP receives RM157,800 from UMW Toyota Motor

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Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) received RM157,800 from UMW Toyota Motor through UMP Foundation for the Ninja Project@UMP STEM Lab that will commence this April, involving more than 1,000 school students nationwide. 
The current rapid development of information and technology requires the students to be knowledgeable and skillful, particularly in areas related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and master the 21st-century skills such as communication, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking.
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Professor Dato’ Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin, who is also the Deputy Chairman of UMP Foundation, it is UMP’s priority to help improve the community well being and socioeconomic through education and research, in line with the aspiration of UMP to realise the agenda of communitising technology for the benefits of the local community. 

“The collaboration between UMP and UMW Toyota Motor in Ninja Project@UMP STEM lab will attract students interest into STEM, especially in robotics and digital technology. 

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“It also involves UMP students as facilitators, teachers and lecturers in empowering STEM,” he said in his speech at the Cheque Presentation Ceremony from Toyota Classic UMW Toyota Motor to UMP in conjunction with the kick-off of Ninja Project@UMP STEM Lab at the Banquet Hall, Chancellery, UMP Pekan on 7 January 2020. 
Speaking about UMP Foundation, he added that since January 2020, MyGift UMP was rebranded to MyGift UMP Foundation, also known as UMP Foundation, to collect and manage funds from the public, companies and institutions for the welfare of UMP students. 

“It includes funding for educational and community programmes and provides learning facilities for UMP students. 

“By 2025, UMP Foundation targets to support 7,000 UMP students from families in the B40 group and excellent students to pursue their studies in this university,” he said. 
The President of UMW Toyota Motor, Ravindran K, presented the mock cheque, with the presence of the Director of Marketing Division, Mohd. Shamsor Mohd. Zain and the General Manager of Marketing Division, Richi Lim. 

Also in attendance were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin and the Director of Industry and Community Network Centre (ICoN), Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Nurul Hazlina Noordin.
Meanwhile, Ravindran said that the collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Eco Youth Program since 2001 involving 2,000 students from 300 schools have been successful in organising environmental awareness programmes. 

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“Toyota Dream Art Contest which was introduced seven years ago, managed to inspire 9,000 students to share their creative ideas through future car drawings.
“Toyota, as the sponsorship partner, also introduced a new initiative Toyota Outrun in conjunction with Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020, which raised RM150,000, to be donated to Paralympic Council of Malaysia.
“Through the organisation of the Toyota Classic Concert, we managed to raise a total of RM9.4 million from companies and ticket sales since 1990, which has benefited more than 72 organisations related to environmental care and young people of this country. 

“Beside UMP, Sabah Wetland Conservation Society Malaysia also received a donation from UMW Toyota Motor,” he said.

Students Activities

Mohamed Al-Fateh clinches Tokoh Siswa UMP 2019 title 

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Mohamed Al-Fateh Ab Razak, 22, was conferred the Tokoh Siswa UMP 2019 title for winning Leadership Award and Public Speaking Award at the Award Ceremony for Co-Curriculum & Student Recognition 2019 at Vistana Hotel Kuantan on 19 December 2019. 

Muar-born Mohamed Al-Fateh, who is pursuing the Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) course, was announced as the winner for his excellence display as the Chairman of Communication and Corporate Department under the Student Representative Council 2018/2019. 

Besides, he is active in emceeing, public speaking and debating. 

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He is also active in organising Speaker Corner and currently establishing Student Consultation Council. 

He is the youngest child to Ab Razak Ibrahim, 61, dan Fabilah Atan, 54, and he had represented UMP in Student Parliament 2017 and had the opportunity to speak for 30 minutes to present a motion on TN50.

In his speech, he was grateful and excited by the award and considered it as an impetus for his success in the university.

The award ceremony was presented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd. Rosli Hainin. 

Also present were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Professor Dato’ Dr. Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Professor Dr. Kamal Zuhari Zamli, the Director for Sports and Culture Centre, Professor Dato’ Ts. Dr. Rosli Abu Bakar and the Dean of Student Development, Student Affairs and Alumni Department, Dr. Ahmad Johari Mohamad.

According to Professor Ir. Dr. Mohd. Rosli, who was delivering the speech on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the ceremony was the manifestation of appreciation to the service and contribution from the students in prospering the university life in UMP. 

“The ceremony also demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the UMP Management in recognising the significant role of the students in the context of university development, particularly in terms of soft skills that are characterised through the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual excellence, in line with the aspirations of the National Education Philosophy.

“The added values from various initiatives, programmes and activities are not only beneficial in terms of the enrichment of campus life experience but also impactful for the improvement of skills and marketability in the long term,” he said.

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He added that the management has introduced several initiatives to increase students participation in various student activities based on the identified core areas. 

“It is formulated to maintain the excellent competitiveness and graduate employability of 96 percent this year.  

“Other than the academic transcript, the graduates can obtain a second transcript issued by Student Affairs and Alumni Department as the testimony regarding their involvement in the student activities during their study in UMP. 

“i-CGPA is also introduced in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015–2025 (Higher Education) and further developed through x-CGPA which is more holistic and realistic with the focus on 10 specific attributes, namely soft skills, values, attitudes and professionalism, communication, leadership and team working, problem-solving, information technology management and life-long learning, entrepreneurship, creativity, solidarity and patriotism, and volunteerism,” he said. 

The ceremony also awarded the UMP Vice-Chancellor Award and Community Service Award to Ezwan Shah Mohd Nordin. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) Award and Initiation and Innovation Award was conferred to Muhammad Taufiq A. Rahman. 

The Volunteerism Award was given to Mohamad Hanif Fitri Nordin from the Faculty of Industrial Management. The Culture Award was won by Mohamad Firdaus Ab Hadi from the Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology, and the Uniformed Bodies Award was given to Nur Izana Zaherman from the Faculty of Industrial Management. 

The Best Advisor Award was won by Al-Muhaimin Ali, who is the UMP Youth and Sports Senior Officer cum the advisor of UMP Archery Club for his commitment to making UMP proud in archery. 

Meanwhile, the Sports Award was won by Fadhil Ashraff Ab Rahim from Engineering College. 
The Best Club Award was won by the Student Representative for Residential College 4 (PEKA 4) with a trophy and RM1,000 grant. 

The Most Promising Club Award was awarded to the Secretariat of Culture and Arts.

Alumni Tracks

UMP alumni urged to contribute ideas

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The alumni of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) are urged to continue to contribute cultural ideas in the university for it will help the current Secretariat of Culture and Arts UMP maintain the heritage on campus. 

The presence of 23 alumni from Alumni Chapter (Culture) was the result of the initiative taken by the Centre for Sports and Culture UMP via the first organisation of a programme Sepetang Bersama Alumni (Kebudayaan) UMP at the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 21 December 2019. 

It is one of the strategies to expand the UMP alumni network and empower the relationship between UMP and its alumni. 

According to the Dean of Student Development, Student Affairs and Alumni Department, Dr. Ahmad Johari Mohamad, the voluntary contributions to the alma mater maintain and expand the development and sustainability of this university. 

“All alumni experienced university life differently; hence they can contribute to the university in different ways.

“We should preserve our heritage as it represents the identity of a community and cannot be separated from society. It must be appropriately balanced and not dominated by any particular culture. 

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“Culture is not just music and performing arts. It also covers food, fashion, martial arts, painting, custom and other,” he said.

He added that the youngsters are more likely to adopt the foreign culture. 

“We need to preserve our own culture. 

“The university welcomes all expertise and ideas from the alumni for the university to move forward. 

“The alumni may also contribute in terms of donation or endowment to the UMP Foundation,” he added. 

At the same time, the alumni had the chance to get to know the current UMP achievements presented by the Senior Executive, Centre for Corporate and Quality Affairs, Hazlina Faizal, and the latest development in the Culture Department, presented by the Senior Cultural Officer, Mohd Zaki Ahmad.

Muhammad Azim Omar, 31, the President of Alumni Chapter (Culture) also congratulated UMP for the outstanding achievements at the international level. 

“After 10 years of leaving UMP, many changes have occurred. I am proud when the Culture and Arts Club UMP has been upgraded to the Secretariat of Culture and Arts,” he said. 

He is currently working as a Systems Engineer at Petronas ICT Sdn. Bhd. He expects more programmes will be organised in the future as the platform for networking and sharing ideas. 

Also present was the Director for Sports and Culture Centre, Professor Dato’ Ts. Dr. Rosli Abu Bakar.