Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said that UUM through the second phase of its strategic plan, would vigorously intensify our efforts to ensure that continuous quality improvement of its agenda could be achieved.
"Alhamdulillah, we are very proud of our notable achievements that we have obtained. These achievements are attained through a high level of cooperation from all parties. At present, UUM is carrying out the final stage of phase one of the university strategic plan.
Furthermore, the university also aims to intensify our efforts to achieve our targets in the second phase of the university strategic plan which will officially commence next year until 2020 in accordance with the Malaysia Education Blueprint as launched by the government through the Ministry of Education which encapsulates improvement in the quality of national education holistically," he said this at the university-level Silaturahim Aidilfitri Celebrations 1436H/2015 held at the Perdana Square UUM, yesterday.
Meanwhile, Dato' Paduka Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, who represented the Chairman of the University Board of Directors in his speech said that the university should play an active role in expanding the institution internationally.
"The university should play an active role to market the expertise available in the university at international level and in return, it will certainly help people develop their potential in order to achieve the status of a developed nation by year 2020," he said.
He also expressed his hoped that the second phase of the university strategic plan would help UUM to be more competitive and be able to stand at par with other world leading universities in the quest to make the university as the eminent management university.
Meanwhile, there were more than 30 food stalls were set up by Centre of Authority (PTJ) with a variety of festive delicacies, including beriyani rice, rendang, satay and laksa.
Guests were also entertained with acoustical performances by Nasharul Aweera Noriyissham or better known as Aweera and Iqbal Ceria PopStar.
Present at the ceremony were Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim; members of the University Management Committee; senior officials and all invited guests.
Translated by Nurul Nazifah Mat Noh
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