PIMPIN to cultivate prolific writers
Kuantan, 28 September 2020 - To improve skills in the field of writing and publishing, and to produce more writers, for the first time the Islamic and Human Development Centre (PIMPIN), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) organized a Book Writing and Publication Workshop.
The two-day program was held at the Grand Darul Makmur Hotel, Kuantan involving 11 UMP staff serving at PIMPIN.
The workshop aims to reveal the writing techniques in producing prolific articles that are to produce many works and writings that are quality, caliber, and authoritative.
In addition, it can increase knowledge in the publication of books and related scientific publications to PIMPIN.
To achieve the objectives of this program, all PIMPIN staff are given assignments in groups and asked to write news of the programs that have been organized.
In the meantime, this writing can also help staff in this department improve their skills to prepare program paperworks according to the format provided.
Present to officiate the program was the Director of PIMPIN, Dr. Rashidi Abbas and the guest speaker were Senior Executive, Public Relations and Media Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mimi Rabita Abdul Wahit with the title ‘Techniques in Writing Creative Article and News’.
In his speech, Dr. Rashidi said, this program also invited the Senior Publication Officer of The Office of SUARA UMP, Muhammad Azli Shukri to discuss the topic 'PIMPIN Scientific Book Publishing Process', and the Deputy Dean of Research at the Centre for Human Sciences (PSK), Associate Professor Dr. Jamal Rizal Razali on the topic 'Mastering the Basics and the Scientific Book Editing Process.'
“I hope all PIMPIN staff can hone their talents and produce quality articles and writing materials.
"This centre organizes many spiritual development and motivational programs that can be shared with the public," he said during his speech.
He hopes that PIMPIN staff can collect writing materials to be published as a general reference that can be used together.
For program participant, Nurul Fatihah Abd. Rahman, comprehend that this program can reveal new knowledge for them to learn about writing techniques and she admitted to show interest in this field of writing.
This program is part of PIMPIN's efforts in achieving UMP's strategic plan to produce more scholarly readings to UMP citizens.
By: Amira Abdullah, Islamic and Human Development Centre (PIMPIN)
Translation by: Aminatul Nor Mohamed Said, Faculty of Computing