Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SINTOK – Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) will undertake specific measures to ensure that the Self-Accreditation status can be maintained by making continuous improvements in the implementation of its academic programmes in accordance with the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) as well as the standards and regulations set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
“UUM is pleased and open-minded to receive constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement based on the audit findings that have been submitted by the MQA Auditor Panel led by Prof. Dr Hazman Shah Abdullah,” said UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan at the closing ceremony of the presentation of the Self-Accreditation Status Compliance Audit Report in the Senate Meeting Room this afternoon.
The three-day Self-Accreditation Status Compliance Audit at the UUM Sintok Campus was held from 19 to 21 June 2023 while the UUM Kuala Lumpur Campus underwent the same audit on 16 June 2023.
Members of staff from all departments and schools involved rendered their full commitment to the MQA auditor team throughout the three-day face-to-face session.
The process of self-accreditation status is undertaken by institutions of higher education (IHE) to establish its eligibility to accredit its own academic programme, with the exception of professional programmes that require accreditation and acknowledgement from the relevant professional body.
The legal provisions for MQA to implement matters related to self-accreditation are stipulated in the Malaysian Qualification Agency Act 2007 (Act 679).
The UUM Self-Accreditation Status Compliance Audit Panel headed by Prof. Dr Hazman Shah was also accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr Zulkefli Mansor, Prof. Dr Yuhanis Abdul Aziz, Prof. Dr Alan Ong Han Kiat, Prof. Dr Amir Akramin Safie and two officials from MQA namely Mdm. Najihah As’ari and Mdm. Farrah Wahida Mohd Aris.