Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Vice-Chancellor , Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said this in his speech during the Presentation of Promotion Letters to the Academic and Administrative Staff Ceremony at the EDC Hotel & Residence, yesterday morning.
He reiterated that promotion should be a motivation to every employee to further improve their performance.
"My heartiest congratulations to the recipients, rizq (sustenance) comes from Allah Almighty and by right we should be even more grateful. When that feeling comes, I am sure we will work even harder to double our efforts in mind and spirit as we have been promoted to a higher position, higher salary as such the service that we render should be better than before.
"Everyone has the notion that after they have succeeded, the time comes for them to relax and do business as usual. This perception needs to be changed. The way we work, the work quality and performance should be even better than before.
Prove our best and let it be known that we deserve this recognition. Define new goals, hence we will become more motivated and passionate to achieve even greater success, "he said.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed his hope that with the promotion, UUM staff will sincerely work to further improve their self- achievement.
"Work sincerely and trustworthily for Allah, do not expect praise because it will all come in due time.
The work put in should reflect the power and position we hold. Change the negative work habits, embrace new and effective ones and we will be successful. Do not exert power and pride on to our subordinates as it will pave the way for destruction for the individual. Transform and become a better person, "he said.
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the Deputy Registrar Mr. Baharudin Yaacob as he presented letters of promotion to a total of 89 recipients, which consisted of 66 administrative staff from the Management and Professional Group - Grades 44, 48 and 52 and 23 academic staff who were promoted to the posts of Associate Professor (DS54) and Senior Lecturer (DS52).
Also present at the ceremony were members of the University Management Committee and UUM senior officials.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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