UUM signs deal with AGC for attachment of students

KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) made history by becoming the first public institution of higher learning (IPTA) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).

The MOU, signed by Attorney General Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh and UUM vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan, coincided with the 20th anniversary of the Bachelor of Law with Honours programme.

The MOU encompasses the AGC offering attachment programmes to students from UUM’s School of Law, providing them with valuable practical experience, and opportunities for sabbaticals or industrial training for their academic staff and legal officers.

The AGC will also provide UUM with the opportunity to nominate top graduates from its School of Law for consideration in the Green Harvest Programme candidate list.

This MOU also serves as a platform for collaborative research, studies and knowledge sharing in the legal field between UUM academic staff, legal officers and the AGC, as well as human capital development programmes aimed at fostering students’ interest in the legal field.

Additionally, it signifies the beginning of a collaboration with the AGC in various academic endeavours, including research, legal training, short courses, joint conferences, symposiums and consultations organised by UUM.

In a statement, Ahmad Terrirudin said the AGC is committed to implementing the MOU for the advancement of the nation’s legal system, as demonstrated by the presence of several senior AGC officers at the event.

“This is the first MOU signed by the AGC with an IPTA since I took office. I hope that similar collaborations with other IPTAs will follow.

“The AGC’s top management always provides opportunities for officers to enhance their knowledge for career development.

“I see this collaboration with UUM and other IPTAs as one of the best mediums to achieve this goal,” he said, Bernama reported.

During his speech, Prof Mohd Foad expressed UUM’s pride in establishing a strategic collaboration with the AGC.

“This is the goal we want to achieve, which is to realise the main objective of transforming higher education in Malaysia to face new challenges by leveraging the value of deep knowledge, skills and talents among UUM and AGC members.”

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