Develop high character qualities in students, varsity told

THE Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail has called on Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) to take the initiative of developing a special programme that will prepare students of higher learning institutions with high character qualities.

He said the syllabus should cover personal empowerment as a Malaysian, command of the Bahasa Malaysia and English languages including oratory and writing skills, as well as enhancement of positive values.

“This special programme is to prepare students for a future which is increasingly challenging and in meeting the needs of a developed nation,” he said during the student award ceremony at Dewan Ilmu of UniMAP in Perlis recently.

Also present were Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil who is also pro-chancellor of UniMAP, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, Education Ministry director-general Datin Paduka Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir, deputy secretary-general (management) Datuk Kamel Mohamad and UniMAP vice-chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Zu Azhar Zahid Jamal.

Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also UniMAP chancellor, said students should stay mentally sharp, be focused, tolerant, and possess noble and leadership qualities to become the future leaders.

At the ceremony, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) student Fatin Azzahra Lokman was named 2017 Personality of the Year. — Bernama

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