Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SINTOK – The newly enrolled students in the Foundation Studies in Management Programme for the academic session 2023/2024 have been urged to draw inspiration from the exemplary behaviour by previous scholars who value respectful attitudes in the pursuit of knowledge.
According to UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan, academic excellence is meaningless without good manners.
He said that an individual’s knowledge is not blessed if he is not civilized since a mind that is controlled by emotions is the same as no mind at all.
“Mutual respect is important because it serves as evidence of a person’s knowledge and civility, despite the fact that he has endured various adversities over the years, only wanting the knowledge he seeks to be a blessing that can be benefitted,” he said during the pledge ceremony for new students which took place at the Seminar Hall, Convention Centre yesterday morning.
He added that opting to pursue further education at this university is certainly seen as a wise move because of UUM’s management study programme which is considered one of the best in the world, as well as the provision of ample facilities provided for its students.
UUM has been recognised as the 95th best university in the world under the age of 50 by the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2023, thus placing UUM as the number one best public university in Malaysia according to the ranking.
Therefore, he urged that all students demonstrate a high level of commitment and strive to complete their studies within three semesters, taking all 14 courses as offered.
“Take advantage of the opportunities offered at UUM as best as possible by attending lectures and completing assignments, and actively engaging in activities within student associations, communities and entrepreneurship as well,” he continued.
During the ceremony, he had the opportunity to witness the recitation of the pledge led by Mr. Abdul Hannan Abdul Halim.