Formation of New MPP Leadership Synergy
The newly elected Students’ Representative Council (MPP) of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) will hopefully be able to use this opportunity as a platform to become a leader of calibre and progress forward.
The MPP has a role and responsibility in promoting the enrichment of a culture of happiness, contentment, respect, and humanity through various programmes and activities for UMP to stay harmonious and exuberant with a conducive campus environment towards studies and unity.
The Vice-Chancellor of UMP, Professor Dr. Ir. Wan Azhar Wan Yusoff urged for the forming of teams and organisational synergy of the MPP to be swiftly carried out.
“MPP leadership plays a big role in the transitional era to expand UMP students’ worldview to become more vigilant and responsible in self-management.
“With maturity as the baseline for their leadership, MPP is a training ground for statesmanship where the leadership front must learn to be accountable for any decision made or action taken,” he stated in his speech during the MPP Appointment Presentation & Oath Taking Ceremony for 2019/2020 Session at the Senate Meeting Room, UMP Pekan on 13 December 2019.
Also present were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Professor Dato’ Ts. Dr. Yusserie Zainuddin and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Professor Ts. Dr. Kamal Zuhairi Zamli.
The VC also added that creating adept leadership teams lets the responsibilities of a leader be carried out more effectively without prejudice or doubt.
“What is more important is MPP’s ability to act as the voice of the students professionally without being affected by any negative be it from inside or outside campus, and the maturity of MPP interacting with the management through negotiation and deliberation harmoniously and professionally.
“MPP’s leadership must also work hard to raise awareness of the amity and unity running deep between students of varying races, religions, and nationalities for the sake of a peaceful campus experience here.
“The university congratulates the student secretariat headed by Mohamed Al Fateh Ab Razak and Adam Jawahar from the Faculty of Computing along with their team on their ability to manage the election in a smooth, orderly, and composed manner with no serious problems or incidents,” he said.
He added that the success of the experiment gave the management confidence to continue and maximise the involvement of students in electing the future MPP.
“UMP also expresses our gratitude towards Zakwan Zulkifli, the former President and MPP 2018/2019 Session Cabinet for their service and contributions,” he said.
The event also witnessed the MPP President of UMP 2019/2020, Mohd Fitri Zulkaffli headed the swearing-in ceremony for MPP positions and signing of the document joined by 42 representatives including the Deputy President for Pekan, Muhammad Syahiruddin Mohd Sabri, Deputy President for Gambang, Che Muhammad Harith Ab Halim and Secretary General, Nurul Ishafira Ismail.
Translation by: Dr. Rozaimi Abu Samah, Faculty Of Chemical And Process Engineering Technology