Maszlee to look into reappoinment of Prof Asma as USM vice-chancellor

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  • Tuesday, 01 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik says he will look into the petition to renew Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail's (pic) tenure as Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor.

“I will look into it, ” he replied to the reporter’s question after launching the Tan Sri Omar Harmony Award at UCSI University here Tuesday (Oct 1).

Earlier, The Star reported that an online petition to renew Dr Asma’s tenure as USM vice-chancellor garnered over 7,000 supporters in two hours.

She was appointed as the university's vice-chancellor on Oct 4,2016.

According to the petition, Prof Asma's tenure is expected to end on Oct 3 and some 8,651 have signed the petition as of Tuesday evening.

According to the petition, Prof Asma deserves the reappointment because of her undeniable passion for USM and her indisputable reputation as an academic scholar, an effective administrator and an inspiring leader. – Bernama

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