e-Census Clinic assists with the population and housing census
Translation by: AMINATUL NOR MOHAMED SAID, FACULTY OF COMPUTING
Kuantan, 9 September 2020 - The Malaysian Population and Housing Census is one of the very important statistical activities carried out every ten years.
This census activity has been carried out five times since 1970.
This year, it is implemented through the Malaysia Integrated Population Census System (MyIPCS) which is towards modernizing MyCensus 2020 which is conducted from 7 July to 30 September 2020.
Mathematical Science Centre (PSM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) in collaboration with the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), Pahang recently held an e-Census Clinic Program to facilitate civil servants, especially for UMP staff to pre-register e-Census for population census implementation and housing Malaysia 2020 (Census 2020).
This program was attended by the Chief Statistician of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, cum Commissioner of the Malaysia Census 2020.
Also present was the Dean of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Professor Dr. Mohd Zuki Salleh in a program that took place in Block W, UMP Gambang Campus.
The program also took place at the Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology (FTKPM), UMP Pekan from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
In his speech, Dato' Sri Dr. Mohd Uzir thanked for organizing this program to help DOSM obtain information on the 2020 Malaysian Population & Housing Census.
“The implementation of MyIPCS in the 2020 Census will benefit data collectors and respondents to ensure that all residents are covered.
“This year, a total of 104 questions were prepared including questions on housing, health, lifestyle, and social relations to meet the changing lifestyle patterns in society.
"This census also provides basic information to monitor the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 which includes a commitment to eradicate poverty, equality, unemployment, and environmental sustainability," he said.
He also called on UMP staff to help DOSM spread the word about the importance of registering for e-Census.
He added that with the increasing use of e-Census our country can be seen as high digital usage.
It is also ready if there is relevant research to be implemented.
While Professor Dr. Mohd Zuki said, this program is a platform to help UMP staff to fill out the e-Census faster.
"Staff will be assisted to fill out the e-Census and will receive an invitation code to fill out the e-Census faster than waiting for 72 hours after making an e-Census Registration.
"We hope that the community of UMP can succeed in the 2020 Census to help the government plan and monitor the policies that will be used to measure Malaysia's socio-economic development capabilities, especially the Pahang State prosperity plan," he said.
e-Census is a method of filling out questionnaires online by respondents through the Census Portal link (http://ecensus.mycensus.gov.my).